maryland state police

July 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council Offers Vehicle Theft Prevention Tips

In honor of National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month,  the Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council is teaming up with the Maryland State Police to inform motorists of steps to avoid having their vehicles stolen. According to the theft prevention council, a car is stolen every 40 minutes in Maryland and every 45 seconds in the United […]

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June 18, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Regional ‘Move Over Law’ Enforcement Campaign Reminds Drivers to Switch Lanes

Maryland and Virginia Move Over Law Enforcement Campaign Maryland State Police, in partnership with Virginia, will participate in an education and enforcement campaign for the Move Over law from now through Saturday, June 23. The goal of the campaign is to inform the public about the importance of the Move Over law. All 50 states […]

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June 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

Maryland State Police Tackling Underage Drinking With ‘Lose the Booze’ Campaign

As senior week and summer vacation approaches, officers with the Maryland State Police are increasing their efforts to tackle underage drinking with its “Lose the Booze” campaign. “The idea is that this time of year, kids are out of school, colleges are out, people are graduating and going on vacation, so there’s more opportunity for […]

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May 10, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Officer Who Died in Line of Duty on I-270 to Be Honored

The officer who died in the line of duty on I-270 last year will be honored at the annual Maryland State Police Fallen Heroes Ceremony. Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal Sander Cohen will be honored during the unveiling of a new memorial honoring members of the Office of the State Fire Marshal killed in the […]

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May 4, 2018 | Staff Writer

State Police Increasing Patrols for Cinco De Mayo

Maryland State Police is preparing to hike up patrols over the weekend in anticipation of an increase in the number of impaired drivers expected for Cinco de Mayo Saturday. State police will be conducting saturation patrols at each of the 23 barracks focusing on impaired, aggressive and distracted driving, according to a news release. The […]

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May 1, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Charges Filed in Crash That Killed State Fire Marshal and FBI Agent

Traffic charges have been filed against the driver involved with a traffic incident that killed two law enforcement officers last year. Roberto Garza Palacios, 28, of Germantown, was charged with negligent driving, according to court documents. The charge comes after an investigation led by the Maryland State Police Crash Team into a traffic incident on […]

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April 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police to Conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight

To continue their efforts to curb impaired driving and underage drinking, law enforcement officers from the Montgomery County Police Department, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and the Maryland State Police, are conducting a sobriety checkpoint. The location of the checkpoint anticipated for Friday April 6, has not been disclosed and is expected to begin at […]

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March 27, 2018 | Staff Writer


Troopers Arrest Laytonsville Man Armed with Gun and Knife

A 46-year-old Laytonsville man was arrested Tuesday in Washington County after he reportedly struck at least two cars on I-270 and I-70 and then confronted troopers while armed with both a gun and a knife, a Maryland State Police statement said. Ted A. MacDonald is being charged with reckless endangerment, second-degree assault, transporting/carrying a concealed […]

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March 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

The March for Our Lives Rally is Saturday, March 24

Here’s What You Need to Know The March for Our Lives Rally to address gun violence in schools is expected to draw hundreds of thousands to downtown Washington Saturday, March 24. The rally will include a diverse program of student speakers, musical performances, guest speakers and video tributes from noon until 3 pm. According to the website […]

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March 15, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

State Police SPIDRE Team Increasing Patrols for St. Patrick’s Day

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches on March 17, Maryland State Police are urging those who plan to celebrate with alcohol to be safe and smart and avoid impaired and distracted driving. With an increase in impaired drivers expected throughout the state this weekend, state police will be conducting saturation patrols at each of the 23 […]

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