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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2013
Anne Arundel County police say they seized marijuana brownies during a drug-related traffic stop this week in Glen Burnie. An officer on patrol near Edgerly Road and Fitzallen Road in Harundale at 9 p.m. Tuesday saw a car with no lights on. When the officer drove past, the driver turned the lights on and drove off, running a stop sign, police said. When the officer pulled the car over, the driver admitted to having drug paraphernalia. The officer searched the car and found paraphernalia, 24 grams of marijuana, $251 in cash and a bag of marijuana brownies, police said.
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By Tim Swift and The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2014
A Baltimore County police officer found two men suffering from stab wounds after a traffic stop early Saturday in Parkville, police said. Police later arrested Randy Monsio Bropleh, 21, and him charged with attempted murder and first-degree assault. Police said Bropleh was injured during the stabbings, but they did not elaborate. About 12:30 a.m., a county police officer saw a car go through a stop sign without stopping at Bon Air Road and Taylor Avenue. The officer followed and the car eventually stopped but backed into the patrol car, prompting the passenger to flee on foot.
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By Tim Swift and The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2014
A Baltimore County police officer found two men suffering from stab wounds after a traffic stop early Saturday in Parkville, police said. Police later arrested Randy Monsio Bropleh, 21, and him charged with attempted murder and first-degree assault. Police said Bropleh was injured during the stabbings, but they did not elaborate. About 12:30 a.m., a county police officer saw a car go through a stop sign without stopping at Bon Air Road and Taylor Avenue. The officer followed and the car eventually stopped but backed into the patrol car, prompting the passenger to flee on foot.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2014
City officials agreed Wednesday to pay $50,000 to the family of a City College student whose teacher struck her in the face with a chair, breaking the girl's nose. The payment settles a $150,000 suit filed by a Baltimore man named Harry Singleton in 2013 on behalf of his daughter, who was a ninth-grader at the school in April of 2010 when she suffered the injury. The teacher was struggling the get the class' attention as he was returning report cards, city officials said. He began to bang a chair on the floor to get the class to pay attention, but it rebounded and struck a female student in the nose, the city said.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2012
A Howard County police officer, conducting a traffic stop Friday night near Ellicott City, was struck by a woman allegedly driving under the influence, police said. Pfc. Terrance Sheppard, a 23-year veteran of the force, is being treated at Howard County General Hospital for injuries that are not life threatening, police said. He was hit shortly before midnight while investigating a traffic violation on Route 40 eastbound at Route 29. Sheppard was driving a marked Dodge Charger and had activated its emergency lights before leaving the vehicle about 11:45 p.m. The police car was struck in the rear by a Kia Sorento, driven by Sung Ok Jang, 45, of the 8000 block Randolph Way in Ellicott City, police said.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2012
A Montgomery County police officer shot himself to death after leading a state trooper on a high-speed chase on the Eastern Shore early Monday, state police said. Jed R. Bylsma, 30, of Gettysburg, Pa., was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Bylsma was observed on radar speeding on westbound U.S. 50 in Talbot County about 1:30 a.m., police said. A state trooper pulled him over near Skipton Creek. Bylsma showed the trooper a Pennsylvania driver's license and said he was an officer with the Montgomery County Police Department, police said.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2013
A vehicle crashed into a Perry Hall home Thursday morning after the driver jumped out during a traffic stop, Baltimore County police say. The house is located on the 9100 block of Belair Road, police spokeswoman Louise Rogers-Feher said. Police had stopped the driver in a Jeep about 10:20 a.m., and the driver bailed out of the vehicle while it was still running. A "small fire" broke out following the crash, she said. The suspect was spotted by air patrol and taken into custody, she said.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | October 19, 2013
A Baltimore man died after being handcuffed and collapsing during a traffic stop on Route 1 in Elkridge, Howard County Police said Saturday. An officer stopped Hakeem Muhammad, 51, about 9:15 a.m. as he was driving south on Route 1 near the exit to Route 100 and determined that he had suspended tags and lied about his identity, according to police. After the officer arrested Muhammad and handcuffed him, he complained that he did not feel well and collapsed, police said. The officer and paramedics both did CPR on Muhammad, and he was taken to Howard County General Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to police.
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October 8, 2013
Anne Arundel County police arrested two men and seized a handgun after a traffic stop in Glen Burnie on Monday. Police said at about 11:38 p.m., an officer stopped a Ford Taurus in the area of Bruton Drive and Southbridge Drive for a registration violation. While investigating “expired and altered tags,” a K-9 officer arrived and obtained a positive response for the odor of possible drugs, police said. Officers searched the vehicle and found a jacket with a loaded .38 caliber revolver in a pocket.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | December 3, 2012
The Baltimore County police officer injured when a 16-year-old allegedly attempted to flee in a stolen minivan in Towson over the weekend is an 18-year veteran assigned to the Towson Precinct Patrol Division, a department spokeswoman said. An Officer Worden attempted to pull over a white Dodge Caravan driven by Antonio Rashad Green on Bristol Road, near Stoneleigh Road, early Saturday morning, but the routine traffic stop ended with Worden's firing several rounds after Green attempted to back over him, police said.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2014
Baltimore police on Sunday identified Jordan G. Moore as the officer who shot a man on a bicycle after he tried to flee when police stopped him in Johnston Square Friday afternoon. Moore, a five-year veteran of the police force, was one of the officers patrolling the East Baltimore neighorhood around 2 p.m. "for high visibility and to target ongoing crime in the area," Deputy Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez said. Rodriguez said the suspect tried to flee when officers tried to stop him, and then produced a handgun.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2014
The brother of the man accused of shooting off-duty Baltimore Police Sgt. Keith Mcneill was ordered to be held in custody on a federal drug charge after a brief hearing Monday. Federal authorities have confirmed that Lamont G. Thomas spoke to city police as officers hunted for his brother Gregg Thomas earlier this month, but have not said whether there is a connection between the two cases. Mcneill remains in critical condition with injuries from the March 14 shooting. After watching the federal court hearing, Gilbert Thomas, the two men's father, said his sons had done nothing wrong.
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Staff Reports | March 5, 2014
Anne Arundel County Police say a traffic stop in Gambrills early Wednesday resulted in the arrest of two men on drug-related charges. Police said at about 12:18 a.m., an officer stopped a Dodge Magnum for speeding in the area of Route 3 south at Route 175. The license of the driver was suspended, the tags were suspended and there were open containers of alcohol in the vehicle, police said. In addition, police said they found nine capsules of suspected heroin (2.52 grams), 21 capsules of suspected crack cocaine (29.20 grams)
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By Jim Joyner, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2014
Maryland State Police on Tuesday issued traffic charges to an Anne Arundel man involved in a crash four months ago that critically injured a state trooper on a traffic stop. Enrique Guzman Jr., 21, of Pasadena, was issued traffic citations for violating Maryland's 'move over' law, and for negligent driving. The two carry fines of $750 and $280, respectively He was charged in connection with an Oct. 6 crash on Route 100. Trooper Jacqueline Kline had stopped on the shoulder of the highway for a traffic stop when the car driven by Guzman struck her, police said.
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By Ian Duncan and Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2013
Baltimore police were legally justified in using their fists, batons and pepper spray to subdue Tyrone West before he died while resisting arrest this summer, State's Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein said Thursday. The officers involved in the case used "objectively reasonable force" and will not face charges, Bernstein said. The announcement concludes the criminal investigation in a case that began with a traffic stop and became the focus of increasing public pressure amid angry protests by West's family.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2013
Hundreds of people donned sneakers on a crisp, sunny Sunday morning to show their support for a Maryland state trooper critically injured on the job last month. The crowd gathered at the Maryland State Police Academy in Sykesville for the "5K for JK," an event that raised money to help with expenses related to the recovery and rehabilitation of Maryland State Trooper Jacqueline Kline. Kline, 25, was struck by a car in Pasadena while assisting a K-9 trooper who had pulled over a suspected drunken driver in the early morning hours of Oct. 6. While Kline walked on the shoulder of Route 100, she was hit by another car. She suffered a traumatic brain injury, a broken nose and other injuries, but her recovery is progressing rapidly, according to Amy Reed, Kline's mother, who lives in Little Egg Harbor, N.J. Kline has been recovering at Sinai Hospital and could be released next week, her mother said.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2011
When the man dressed in a wig and Harry Potter glasses with caked-on makeup and lipstick pulled her over and said he was a police officer, Erin Hartz thought she was an unwitting participant in the next John Waters movie. "This would only happen in Baltimore," the 23-year-old recalls thinking. The man flicked on a flashlight and shined it in her eyes, scanned her license and registration, then told her not to speed. "Get home and drive safe. " She breathed a sigh of relief that he had let her off with only a warning.
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By Kevin Rector and Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2013
A sedan being followed by police slammed into an SUV early Tuesday, killing three people in North Baltimore. The fiery scene sparked a frantic rescue effort and a lengthy investigation that shut down a busy intersection for hours. About midnight, bartenders and Chinese carryout employees heard the collision at York Road and Northern Parkway and ran out with fire extinguishers to try to save the occupants. One bar employee helped a man out of a burning car and a neighbor walked him to safety.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | October 19, 2013
A Baltimore man died after being handcuffed and collapsing during a traffic stop on Route 1 in Elkridge, Howard County Police said Saturday. An officer stopped Hakeem Muhammad, 51, about 9:15 a.m. as he was driving south on Route 1 near the exit to Route 100 and determined that he had suspended tags and lied about his identity, according to police. After the officer arrested Muhammad and handcuffed him, he complained that he did not feel well and collapsed, police said. The officer and paramedics both did CPR on Muhammad, and he was taken to Howard County General Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to police.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2013
A Baltimore police officer shot and seriously injured a man Wednesday night after police said he dragged the officer along with his car for two blocks. Deputy Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez said officers pulled over a car in the Belair-Edison neighborhood shortly before 10 p.m. after they saw the car make a traffic violation, though Rodriguez did not specify what the violation was, saying details were still emerging. At some point while the officers were conducting the traffic stop, the driver attempted to flee in his car, dragging the officer along Mannasota Avenue from Dudley Avenue to Shannon Drive, Rodriguez said.
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