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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | November 8, 1999
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It is called the Nyala, described in promotional material as "the most cost-effective ballistic-protected vehicle in the world." It is 17 feet long, with a gun turret on top and a grenade launcher on the bottom.It looks like a long armored truck suitable for war. And for $250,000, General Motors will sell one to your local police department. For that, you get a choice of four-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission and air conditioning.The police truck was one of the many items on sale at the 106th annual convention of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, a five-day gathering of thousands of top law-enforcement professionals from around the world that concluded Wednesday.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | February 9, 2014
Frank J. "Gus" Vogel, an official of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, died of cancer Wednesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Chase resident was 60. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Frank John Vogel and Margaret Vogel. He was a graduate of Parkville High School, where he played baseball and football. He earned an associate's degree at Essex Community College. Mr. Vogel was a statistician for an insurance business before joining the Maryland Transportation Authority Police in 1993.
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August 7, 2007
More than two dozen community gatherings are planned in Baltimore County tonight as part of National "Night Out" anti-crime events. Among them are a picnic sponsored by the Lansdowne Improvement Association, a public safety demonstration at Reisterstown Elementary School, a caravan of Citizens on Patrol vehicles through Sudbrook Park in the Pikesville area, a procession of police vehicles through Towson, a picnic and boat parade at Wilson Point Park...
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2013
Baltimore County Police are searching for an Essex man who struck two police vehicles when detectives attempted to arrest him at his home for child sexual abuse charges Thursday. Police said Foster Dove III, 38, of the 1600 block of Williams Avenue, saw the detectives walk up to his house when he ran to his car and struck two police vehicles. His car was recovered nearby but Dove had fled on foot. He is wanted for sexually abusing two children and producing pornography depicting the abuse.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2013
A motorcade of police vehicles escorting wounded military service members from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to New York City will cause roving lane closures on multiple area highways Wednesday morning, according to Baltimore Police. The motorcade will begin at Walter Reed in Bethesda at 7 a.m. and is expected to impact morning commutes in the Washington and Baltimore metropolitan area, police said. The motorcade will travel northbound along Interstate 495 and Interstate 95. krector@baltsun.com twitter.com/rectorsun
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January 12, 2005
Holiday house tour raises $10,500 for Carroll Hospice Westminster's biennial holiday house tour last month raised more than $10,500 for a local charity. At a Common Council meeting Monday night, assistant city planner Erik Fisher presented an oversized cardboard check to Carroll Hospice, the recipient of this tour's fund-raising efforts. Carroll Hospice provides home care to terminally ill patients. Fisher said the city sold 1,200 tickets as eight homeowners on Willis and Court streets opened their doors to the public Dec. 4. Westminster council OKs bids for police vehicles The Westminster Common Council has approved two bids totaling about $192,000 to purchase nine police vehicles.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | May 6, 2000
A Howard County police officer was accidentally shot yesterday during an attempted drug arrest that ended in Baltimore County after a chase through residential neighborhoods, police said. At one point, the man sought by police made several U-turns on busy U.S. 29, and drove his rented 2000 Chrysler sedan north in the southbound lanes, going the wrong way up a single-lane ramp behind Golden Triangle Shopping Center to eastbound U.S. 40. Sgt. John Superson, a police spokesman, said no one else was injured despite the man's repeated ramming of police vehicles and numerous other collisions during the 35-minute episode.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | March 27, 2000
Troubled by collisions that result from police cars responding to emergencies, City Councilwoman Lisa Joi Stancil wants to impose penalties on officers who violate traffic regulations and motorists who fail to yield to emergency vehicles. Under the legislation awaiting a public hearing, police officers could not exceed the maximum speed for city streets. Officers who violate the proposed ordinance or motorists who fail to yield to emergency vehicles would be fined $1,000 and be subject to a court-ordered driver's education course.
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May 29, 1992
Maryland State Police officials are blaming morale problems for a sharp drop in traffic citations after budget cuts that closed two barracks last winter and eliminated special privileges and benefits for troopers.State police issued 389,874 traffic citations last year, 8,834 fewer than in the year before.In November, immediately after the closings of the Security and College Park barracks, citations for the month dipped to 29,722, nearly 5,000 less than for the same month in 1990.State police officials say disgruntled troopers wrote fewer tickets in the wake of budget cuts that closed the barracks and resulted in the firing of administrative and clerical personnel who had worked there.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2011
The front porch of an East Baltimore home was destroyed Thursday evening after a man sped off from a traffic stop and crashed into another car, police said. Police pulled over a vehicle in the 2700 block of St. Lo Drive in Clifton Park for a broken tail light, said Detective Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman. The car parked but then pulled off during the stop, she said, and police pursued the vehicle. The vehicle crashed into another car at the intersection of E. 20th and N. Washington streets, Monroe said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2013
A motorcade of police vehicles escorting wounded military service members from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to New York City will cause roving lane closures on multiple area highways Wednesday morning, according to Baltimore Police. The motorcade will begin at Walter Reed in Bethesda at 7 a.m. and is expected to impact morning commutes in the Washington and Baltimore metropolitan area, police said. The motorcade will travel northbound along Interstate 495 and Interstate 95. krector@baltsun.com twitter.com/rectorsun
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By Justin Fenton, Luke Broadwater and Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2013
A Baltimore city employee was killed Tuesday afternoon after a man veered off an interstate and sped onto downtown streets, flipping the car he was driving in front of City Hall, according to police and the victim's family. Matthew Hersl, an employee of 28 years who worked in the finance department and was an avid Orioles fan, was struck and taken to Maryland Shock Trauma center, where he was pronounced dead. A Maryland State trooper first encountered the driver on Interstate 83 when the driver flew up behind him at speeds that may have exceed 100 miles per hour, according to Sgt. Marc Black, a department spokesman.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2013
A Baltimore police officer who last year shot a knife-wielding man through the windshield of his car while seated inside the vehicle has been cleared of criminal wrongdoing by the city state's attorney's office. The April 10, 2012 shooting had drawn protests, with critics contending that the officer mishandled a call involving a mentally and physically disabled person. It was one of several police-involved shootings last year that involved calls for individuals with mental illness who were shot.
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Aegis staff | December 27, 2012
Deputy Cpl. Charles B. Licato, a 14-year veteran of the sheriff's office was killed in a single vehicle accident near Darlington. Black bunting adorned the three Harford County Sheriff's Office buildings in Bel Air, Edgewood and Jarrettsville. Harford County Executive David Craig ordered that all Harford County flags be flown at half-staff in honor of Cpl Licato until sunset the day of this funeral. Cpl. Licato is the third member of the sheriff"s office to be killed in the line of duty in the history of the Sheriff's Office.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 14, 2012
A 41-year-old man was killed early Sunday morning after being struck by a Baltimore police vehicle that was responding to a nearby shooting, according to police. Leondionas Dias Perez came out of an alley and entered the 900 block of East Patapsco Avenue in the Brooklyn area about 1:30 a.m., just as the officer was driving past, responding to a "Code 1" call for a shooting on nearby Jack Street, police said. The officer's vehicle struck Perez, who died from injuries after being transported to an area hospital, police said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2012
A 17-year-old Pennsylvania boy who stole his father's truck and attracted a tail of at least a dozen state and county police cruisers as he led them on a chase south into Baltimore City was caught on North Charles Street Wednesday night, police said. He and his 14-year-old female passenger were taken into custody after foot chases in the city. Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Adam Reed said Thursday that the 17 year old has been charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, fleeing and eluding police and recklessly endangering.
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By Bradley Olson | January 2, 2007
A man who was being sought in the killing of a Burtonsville woman and the abduction of her three children was arrested last night after he led Montgomery County police on a wild car chase. Police said the children were found unharmed in the car when it came to a stop in Olney after ramming several police vehicles. An Amber Alert was issued for the children after their mother was found dead in her home early yesterday. Police received a call after the car was seen about 6:15 p.m. in the area of Georgia Avenue and Prince Phillips Drive.
BUSINESS
By Ted Shelsby | January 29, 1992
The Westinghouse Electronic Systems Group in Linthicum has joined in the battle against burglars, car thieves and muggers.As part of its diversification away from defense contracting, the company introduced yesterday an electronic system for police cars that it said marks "a major step forward in the fight against crime."The police car of the future, according to Westinghouse, can be equipped with a mobile communications system able to receive information from a variety of sources."It will have features like satellite-based vehicle location, electronic access to criminal and other data banks, a video link xTC central dispatch facilities, officer identification and monitoring and, eventually, head-up displays [which would appear on the windshield]
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2012
A city police officer was taken to Mercy Medical Center after his police cruiser was rear-ended by another vehicle on the southbound Jones Falls Expressway late Monday afternoon, according to a police spokesman. The officer was on the side of the roadway near West 29th Street writing a report on a separate accident when his cruiser was struck, said Sgt. Anthony Smith. The officer did not have apparent injuries, but was taken to the hospital to be checked by medical personnel as a precaution, Smith said.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2012
A police vehicle was involved in an accident Saturday night in West Baltimore, police said. About 8 p.m., the police vehicle and another vehicle collided in the 2300 block of Edmondson Ave., near Bentalou Street, said Detective Donny Moses, a spokesman from the Baltimore City Police Department. Both the officer driving the police vehicle and the driver of the other vehicle were taken to a local hospital as a precaution, he said. Their injuries were not life-threatening, he said.
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