Sunday, May 12, 2013
Authorities described the incident as a possible suicide.
Update 6:25 p.m.: WBAL reports that all lanes on northbound Interstate 95 have reopened. Update: 4:05 p.m.: One lane is getting by on the left shoulder of northbound Interstate 95 at Brooklyn Bridge Road in Laurel Sunday afternoon due to a Maryland State Police investigation, said Cpl. Robert L. Payne, a state police spokesman. No further information was immediately available. State police will have more information on their investigation later this afternoon, Payne said. Original post, 3:50 p.m.: Northbound Interstate 95 is closed at Brooklyn Bridge Road in Laurel while police investigate a possible suicide, Prince George’s County Fire/EMS spokesman Mark Brady said via Twitter. “PGFD & @HCDFRS handling a possible incident of suicide. A …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Two helicopters are arriving Monday, with four more to be delivered this week.
Maryland State Police are set to accept delivery of six new helicopters at Martin State Airport this week, beginning Monday afternoon. The AW139 helicopters are among 10 AgustaWestland helicopters MSP will get to replace its aging fleet of 11. All but one of its current fleet is at least 20 years old. The rest will be delivered Tuesday and Wednesday, according to state police. AgustaWestland has a $121.7 million contract with the state to deliver the 10 helicopters, which are described as state-of-the art. 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 …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Luis E. Tadeo, 42, was struck by a vehicle and killed earlier today while working on a highway in Cecil County.
A Bowie man was killed earlier today when he was struck by a vehicle in North East, MD. Luis E. Tadeo, 42, was a contract highway worker, according to a press release. He working in a highway work zone on Pulaski Highway in Cecil County when a vehicle entered the zone at around 9 a.m. on Wednesday and struck him and another man, said Maryland State Police. Tadeo, of the 1500 block of Palai Turn in Bowie, and the other victim, 41-year-old Victor Jackson of Washington, DC, were both pronounced dead at the scene. Police say the work zone was clearly marked with traffic cones and other equipment. The driver of the vehicle, who was uninjured, was taken into custody by police for questioning and released. He is not facing charges at this time…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The 17th annual plunge where participants run into the chilly Chesapeake Bay will take place on Jan. 26, 2013, at Sandy Point State Park.
Before you know it, 2013 will be here and so will the annual Maryland State Police (MSP) Polar Bear Plunge. Each year, thousands take a quick dip in the Chesapeake Bay to raise funds for Special Olympics Maryland. The Plungefest, which is open to the public, is set for Jan. 26, 2013, at Sandy Point State Park. Frigid Friday for participating schools will take place the day before the Plungefest. To participate in the plunge, you must collect a minimum of $50 in pledges—and if you're younger than 18, you must have a parent or guardian's written consent. It's still early but more than $200,000 has already been raised for Special Olympics Maryland to date, according to the event's website that also has a running countdown until the event. …
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…
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Cause of Lanham man's death unknown; police continue to investigate.
Maryland State Police are attempting to determine what caused the death of a man found in a vehicle parked at the Motor Vehicle Administration building in Beltsville Monday morning. Authorities identified the man as Kevin Lee Francis, 36, of Lanham, MD. Francis was found lying in the back seat of a Volkswagon Passat by a Maryland State Trooper on duty at the MVA. The officer had been approached about 8:30 a.m. by a man who said something was wrong with his friend. Upon reaching the car, the trooper determined the man was dead. No apparent signs of trauma were found. Francis' body has been transported to the Chief Medical Examiner's Officer in Baltimore for an autopsy. College Park Barrack Troopers and investigators from the Maryland …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The beltway and other high traffic roads will see an increase in trooper presence this weekend.
Maryland State Police will be on the roads in full force this weekend, targeting potential crashes before they happen. If you’re planning a quick trip, be aware that 22 Maryland State Police Department barracks will be alert and looking for aggressive driving, speeding, distracted or impaired drivers and seat belt violations. The effort comes in response to an increase in traffic fatalities. Traffic-related deaths are up 13.5 percent across the country for the first quarter of 2012, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In Maryland, there was an increase of 6 percent, according a Maryland State Police release. From Jan. 1, 2012, to July 23, 2012, there were 251 fatalities on Maryland roads, an increase of 12 …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Maryland State Police said Neil Prescott bought 16 firearms between May of 2011 and July of 2012. He passed all background checks and was permitted to buy more than one gun per month.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Tim Lemke
Friday, August 3, 2012
Maryland State Police say Neil Prescott legally purchased 16 weapons and component parts between 2011 and 2012, and had obtained collector status that allowed him to buy more than one gun per month. Prescott, a Crofton resident accused of threatening to shoot former employees, did not violate any laws when he bought an array of weapons, including several pistols, revolvers and receivers. Maryland State Police said Prescott passed all background checks required to purchase firearms. His collector status was also properly applied, police said. Collector status can be granted to to a person who "devotes time and attention to acquiring certain types of regulated firearms for the enhancement of the collector's personal collection," and who …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The indictments were the result of a cooperative investigation by the State's Attorney, the Comptroller's Office, and county and state police agencies.
Seven illegal nightclubs were indicted today as a result of a partnership between Maryland Comptroller’s Office and the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office. The establishments identified by the investigation include: Puzzles Event Center in Suitland, De La Swan Event Atrium on Ardwick Ardmore Road, Let’s Chat in Suitland, Crossroads in Bladensburg, Plaza 23 in Fort Washington, Black Amethyst in Temple Hills, and CFE Club in Forestville. The nightclub owners were found in violation of numerous local and state laws relating to nightclub operation, the sale and consumption of alcohol and the payment of state and local taxes related to entertainment and the sale of food and alcohol that resulted in a tax revenue loss of around $…