Wednesday, April 24, 2013
An accident at U.S. Route 1 and Maryland Route 161 sent Edward Norris to a regional shock trauma center Wednesday evening, police said.
UPDATE: (5:52 p.m.)—Popular radio show host Ed Norris was airlifted to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore Wednesday after laying down his motorcycle to avoid hitting a truck in rural Harford County. Norris, of Hampstead, was driving his Victory motorcycle northbound on U.S. Route 1 in Darlington around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to a release from Maryland State Police. At the same time, a GMC truck owned by Ward Trucking and driven by Dedrick Jamal McClain of Windsor Mill made a left turn from Maryland Route 161 onto southbound Route 1, but allegedly failed to yield right of way to the motorcycle. Norris intentionally laid down the motorcycle to avoid hitting the truck and successfully avoided hitting another vehicle, state …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Increased patrols on Thursday, Friday and Saturday coincide with TigerFest.
Baltimore County and Maryland State Police will increase patrols looking for motorists driving under the influence along the York Road Corridor over the next three days. Police will conduct the patrols form 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. on April 18, 19 and 20 along major roads in the Towson and Timonium areas. Officers will also increase their focus on underage drivers who have been drinking alcohol, according to a statement released by the Baltimore County Police Department. The increased patrols coincide with TigerFest scheduled for April 19 on the campus of Towson University. County police said they also plan to increase patrols in neighborhoods in Towson. A police department news release said "special enforcement patrols will be visible in the …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The helicopters started arriving Tuesday, with four more to be delivered this week.
Maryland State Police are accepting deliveries of 10 new helicopters, which started arriving Tuesday. The 10 AgustaWestland helicopters will replace the aging fleet of 11, according to a state police news release. All but one of its current fleet is at least 20 years old. Six of the new helicopters are expected to arrive this week. Training will begin immediately, though the helicopters will not be in use for medevac flights or other missions until late spring or early summer. The new helicopters will allow state police aviation command "to continue its unique multiple mission capability of medevac, search and rescue, law enforcement, and homeland security," officials said in a news release.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The pursuit started in Baltimore, went to the Pennsylvania state line before coming back to the city.
(UPDATED), 6:09 p.m.—Christopher Woolard, 33, allegedly led police on a long, winding chase through the area after speeding away from a drug stop. Woolard, who already has a long criminal record including charges ranging from several drug dealing charges to accusations of witness intimidation, now faces narcotics and traffic charges. A traffic stop related to a drug investigation sparked a police pursuit that blazed an odd trail through the area. Sgt. Eric Kowalczyk, a police spokesman, said the chase started about 9:30 Monday night when an SUV was stopped in the 500 block of Alluvion Street, not far from M&T Bank Stadium. After being stopped, the vehicle sped away and started a chase that involved the city police's helicopter unit and…
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Fifty state troopers teamed up with a child in need on a shopping venture at the Walmart in Rosedale.
Maryland State Police troopers with the Golden Ring Barrack helped 50 Baltimore County kids shop for a better Christmas Saturday morning. Troopers paired up with the children, drove them to Walmart, located at 6420 Petrie Way in Rosedale, and helped them buy some of the things they've been asking for this holiday season. Each child was given a $100.00 gift card, donated by Walmart and private sources.
Monday, October 29, 2012
State police urge motorists to stay off the roads as much as possible.
Although Maryland State Police is not handing out citations for being on the road, they are strongly discouraging residents from driving. State police spokesperson Greg Shipley warned residents that increasing amount of standing water is a significant hazard to drivers because of the high risk for vehicles to hydroplane. “People don’t realize that you don’t have to be going that fast on the road to hydroplane,” he said. Hydroplaning is caused by water being pushed up to the tires and creating a barrier of water, which decreases tire traction and inhibits drivers’ ability to safely steer their vehicles. Basically, Shipley added, the vehicle will be traveling on top of water. Drivers could also run into other hazards like downed trees and …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Maryland drivers who fail to stop and check for pedestrians at nonfunctioning traffic signals will soon face larger fines and points on their licenses.
Maryland drivers have a new set of rules to follow when they come upon a traffic signal that's broken, according to a Maryland State Police press release. The new law, which goes into effect Oct. 1, requires a driver approaching a nonfunctioning traffic signal from any direction at an intersection to stop at a clearly marked stop line, before entering any crosswalk or before entering the intersection. After stopping, the driver must yield to any vehicle or pedestrian in the intersection and remain stopped until it is safe to enter and continue through the intersection. "Just because a traffic control signal is not functioning at an intersection does not mean drivers are relieved of their duty to exercise care and caution," according to the…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Police release: Commercial truck parking is a "tragedy waiting to happen."
Maryland State Police are stepping up enforcement against truck parking on Interstate 83. In a release Thursday, state police said they will begin strict enforcement of parking laws along I-83 between the Baltimore Beltway and the Pennsylvania state line starting Friday. "Commercial vehicles parking on the shoulder of the highway cause extremely dangerous conditions,” Kimberly Smith, commander of the Maryland State Police Golden Ring Barrack, said in the release. Except in cases of emergency, police will issue drivers citations that carry a $60 fine and no points. Federal data show that tractor-trailers and other large commercial vehicles can contribute to crashes if they're parked on the shoulder, state police said. State officials said …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Civil liberties group says it supports the technology but has privacy concerns about how long the collected information is stored.
Information collected by police through the use of automatic license plate readers could lead to violations of privacy, according to lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union. The civil liberties group Monday said in a statement that it had filed a public information request with local and state law enforcement agencies in 35 states seeking details on how long the data is stored. "Automatic license plate readers make it possible for the police to track our location whenever we drive our cars and to store that information forever," said Catherine Crump, staff attorney with the ACLU's Speech, Privacy & Technology Project, in a statement. "The American people have a right to know whether our police departments are using these tools in a …
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Maryland State Police responded to the incident early Saturday morning.
A Middle River man died early Saturday morning after driving his truck off of Interstate 83 near the Baltimore city/county line, according to Maryland State Police. Wayne Scott Calloway, reportedly in his 40s, was found lying next to his gray Dodge pickup truck at about 6 a.m. He was declared dead at the scene by Maryland State Police. It is unknown what caused Calloway's truck to suddenly veer off the road. The single-car accident remains under investigation. The interstate remained open as a police tow truck pulled Calloway's battered pickup out of an embankment. (See photos)