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By David Kohn and David Kohn,SUN STAFF | July 17, 2005
A 24-year-old Maryland Transportation Authority Police cadet died yesterday morning after completing a 5-kilometer run, police said. Grant Turner of Crofton collapsed a few minutes after completing the race at Lindale Middle School in Linthicum. A doctor and several other health care workers were on the scene and immediately began treating him. He was taken to North Arundel Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The cause of death is not known. Maryland Transportation Authority Police Chief Gary W. McLhinney said the state medical examiner would conduct an autopsy.
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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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March 25, 1996
HERE'S A QUESTION from a woman who commutes daily from Columbia to the Inner Harbor: "Why are there two types of police officers who patrol on Interstate 95 to keep an eye on us when one would be sufficient?"We surely think one type would be enough, but the state police and Maryland Transportation Authority Police shareduties on some highways around the state -- including a stretch of I-95 from Caton Avenue to the Harbor Tunnel Thruway (I-895)."It's like, I just see a state police car pulling some soul over and then a couple hundred yards later I see some [other]
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2012
Anne Arundel County police filled their void at the police chief position after just a few weeks. Baltimore should name the successor to Frederick H. Bealefeld within the new few weeks, if not days.  But for the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department, their void at the top continues a year after Marcus Brown left to take control of the state police force. The lingering vacancy has raised questions over whether officials are contemplating a merger of the agency and other state law enforcement agencies into the state police.  State officials confirm that such a move is being contemplated, but said it has no bearing on the lack of movement on naming a permanent chief for the MdTA police.
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By Grant Huang and Grant Huang,SUN STAFF | January 5, 2004
For the first time in its history, the Maryland Transportation Authority Police has its own drug-sniffing dog squad. At the heart of the unit, which will assist the authority police in drug-interdiction efforts along highways, tunnels, toll bridges, airport terminals and the port of Baltimore, are six German shepherds imported from Czechoslovakia and Holland. Each has been bred for sense of smell, work ethic and high sociability to humans, officers said. The police officers who are handling the canines are pleased with their new assignment.
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By GREG BARRETT and GREG BARRETT,SUN REPORTER | January 12, 2006
The Maryland Transportation Authority's hearing to terminate a port of Baltimore police officer for revealing security flaws to The Sun was postponed yesterday pending a Circuit Court ruling on Officer George Tarburton Jr.'s First Amendment rights. Tarburton, 41, is on paid suspension and barred from all Transportation Authority facilities. He no longer has to report to work at the truck weigh station in Perryville, where he was transferred last summer after he leaked information to The Sun that detailed security concerns at the port.
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By Karen Shih | July 9, 2008
A body discovered by a boater near Kent Island last week has been identified as a 17-year-old Severna Park High School student, Maryland Transportation Authority Police said. Emily Rose LeClare had been missing since Dec. 18, when her vehicle was found abandoned on the Bay Bridge. The police "don't know how she got in the water," said Cpl. Jonathan Green, a spokesman for the Maryland Transportation Authority Police. The boater who found the body first contacted the Maryland Natural Resources Police, who then contacted the MdTA police, Green said.
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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 Nicole Fuller | September 22, 2007
A Maryland Transportation Authority Police officer and her boyfriend were indicted yesterday on charges of selling crack cocaine from the Curtis Bay home they shared. Angela Greene, 25, and Michael Tavares Allen, 27, of the 1000 block of Chestnut Haven Court were charged with conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, Anne Arundel County prosecutors said yesterday. County police searched the home Aug. 30 and found 29 grams of crack, with a street value of about $2,900, in two safes, according to charging documents.
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By From Staff Reports | September 20, 1994
Authorities called off the search last night for a 48-year-old West Baltimore man thought to have jumped from the Bay Bridge earlier in the day.Crews from the Coast Guard, Maryland Natural Resources Police, and state and Annapolis police searched the Chesapeake Bay until nightfall but were unable to locate the man, whose name was not released.The man's car was discovered about 4 a.m. parked in the span's westbound lanes about a mile west of Kent Island with the motor running. A passing motorist noticed the car and called Maryland Transportation Authority police on a citizens' band radio.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2011
Col. Terrence B. Sheridan, who capped a nearly five-decade career in law enforcement by leading the Maryland State Police through nearly all of Gov. Martin O'Malley's tenure, will retire at the end of July. Marcus L. Brown, who has been chief of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police since 2007, has been named his replacement. The governor chose Brown to run the authority when he was second in command of the Baltimore Police Department. "Colonel Sheridan has done a tremendous job leading the more than 2,500 employees of the Maryland State Police," O'Malley said in his announcement.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2011
This, Maryland Transportation Authority police officers say, was the offer: If the union would ask state lawmakers to withdraw bills that would grant them collective bargaining rights, the agency would give take-home cars to officers. That was 2006. The bills were withdrawn and the authority approved a take-home car program, according to the legal documents in what has since become a courtroom dispute. But in 2007, with a new administration, officers say the agency reneged on the deal.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Michael.Dresser@baltsun.com | July 20, 2009
It was a day in late spring 2005 when I first met George Tarburton. The Maryland Transportation Authority police officer showed up without notice in the lobby of The Baltimore Sun. An editor asked me to go downstairs and talk with him. He was a thin, intense man with a lot on his mind. Tarburton, who was assigned to the detail that protects the port of Baltimore, was worried that the security at the marine terminals was riddled with holes that made it vulnerable to attack. He wanted to talk with somebody, anybody who could bring the problem to the attention of the public and the people who make decisions in this state.
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June 7, 2009
Elkridge boy, 8, dies after scooter and minivan collide An 8-year old Elkridge boy rode a motorized scooter into a minivan in the 6700 of Deep Run Parkway and was killed Saturday, Howard County police said. Police said the child, Vincent Anastasi, darted into traffic at 3:05 p.m. The child was taken to Howard County General Hospital and was pronounced dead. The driver was not injured. - Larry Carson Two in serious condition after Pulaski Street shooting Two men shot about 9 a.m. Saturday in the 700 block of N. Pulaski St. were listed in serious condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, according to Baltimore police spokesman Troy Harris.
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By PETER HERMANN and PETER HERMANN,peter.hermann@baltsun.com | January 16, 2009
Cpl. Courtney G. Brooks left his new home in Hampstead on Dec. 31, 2007, wearing his pressed uniform, leather boots and black nylon belt. Kerri J. King left her home in Elkton on the same day wearing pajama bottoms with fruit slice imprints, green slippers shaped like frogs and a black spaghetti tank top with "Lust" spelled out in rhinestones across her chest. Brooks arrived at Exit 53 on Interstate 95, where he voluntarily relieved a tired colleague and stood on the highway to prevent trucks from entering Baltimore during the New Year's fireworks celebration.
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January 11, 2009
Man fatally shot outside Arundel bar A Baltimore man was fatally shot in the parking lot of an Anne Arundel County bar after a skirmish early yesterday, police said. The victim, Nathaniel Benjamin Wallace, 37, and at least one other person were involved in a fight inside Dietrich's Tavern in the 7300 block of E. Furnace Branch Road and were escorted outside by bouncers, Anne Arundel County police said in a news release. Several minutes later, witnesses told police, Wallace was shot in the upper body.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 19, 2005
Maryland Transportation Authority Police seized marijuana with an estimated street value of $750,000 during a commercial vehicle inspection in Perryville on Thursday afternoon, the agency said in a statement yesterday. Police noticed a suspicious green trash bag during their inspection of a 1998 Freightliner tractor-trailer at the vehicle scale house on northbound Interstate 95, according to the statement. After a search of the vehicle, five large plastic trash bags, containing about 165 pounds of marijuana in 145 individual bags, were discovered, police said.
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By Baltimore Sun staff reports | November 30, 2008
A checkpoint to examine truckers' identification is set to begin tomorrow for access to the Dundalk Marine Terminal, according to city transportation workers. To accommodate the checkpoint, the left lane of Keith Avenue will be closed from the bottom of the exit ramp off Interstate 95 southbound to Vail Street. The checkpoint, set to run from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, will enable Maryland Transportation Authority police to ensure truck drivers have identification cards. Truck drivers without cards will be directed to follow a detour to a lot on Broening Highway, where Maryland Transportation Authority Police will conduct a background check on drivers and issue temporary identification cards, according to city transportation officials.
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By Baltimore Sun staff reports | November 30, 2008
A checkpoint to examine truckers' identification is set to begin tomorrow for access to the Dundalk Marine Terminal, according to city transportation workers. To accommodate the checkpoint, the left lane of Keith Avenue will be closed from the bottom of the exit ramp off Interstate 95 southbound to Vail Street. The checkpoint, set to run from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, will enable Maryland Transportation Authority police to ensure truck drivers have identification cards. Truck drivers without cards will be directed to follow a detour to a lot on Broening Highway, where Maryland Transportation Authority Police will conduct a background check on drivers and issue temporary identification cards, according to city transportation officials.
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By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,Sun reporter | August 19, 2008
State transportation authorities shut down a portion of the Bay Bridge yesterday, continuing their probe of a fatal crash that sent a 40,000-pound tractor-trailer skidding along a section of jersey walls before breaking through and plummeting into the water near Kent Island. Traffic on the two-lane eastbound span was closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to allow four inspectors to get a look at the underside of the structure from a pair of specialized bucket trucks known as snoopers, said engineer Geoffrey Kolberg, the chief engineer for the Maryland Transportation Authority, which oversees the heavily traveled twin spans.
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