maryland state police

October 8, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

The Number of Hate Crimes Increased, According to Maryland State Police

Officers from the Maryland State Police said the number of hate crimes reported increased in 2017 compared to the number of incidents reported in 2016. According to a report from The Capital Gazette, police said 398 hate-related incidents were reported in 2017, an increase of 103 compared to 2016. The increase in incidents happened in […]

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October 5, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Lanes Back Open on Capital Beltway After Multiple Accidents Cause Delays, Closures

Lanes on the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway are back open after an multiple accidents caused lane closures and delays Friday morning. According to Maryland State Police, officers responded to Connecticut Avenue just before 6 a.m.,  following a report of an oil spill that led to a series of car accidents. When troopers arrived […]

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August 27, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

State Police Investigating Three Car Crash on I-495

A Gaithersburg woman is among the injured in a three-car crash on the Capital Beltway on Sunday, a Maryland State Police statement said. Fatemeh Beshkari, 46, of Gaithersburg was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital, police said. The crash occurred before 6 a.m. Sunday on the outer loop of I-495 at the Clara Barton Parkway.  According […]

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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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