maryland state police

October 30, 2019 | Michelle Queen

State Police Increasing Patrols for Halloween

Maryland State Police are increasing patrols statewide to focus on impaired, aggressive, and distracted driving expected for Halloween. Increased patrols will begin on Halloween and continue through the weekend. The increase in patrols will be funded by the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Office. Troopers from the Rockville, Forestville and College Park Barracks will […]

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September 18, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Former Quince Orchard Coach Faces 10 Child Pornography Charges

A former Quince Orchard High School assistant wrestling coach is facing 10 charges of possession of child pornography. Investigators found that Dake Edward Williams, 28, had more than 1,000 files of child pornography on electronic devices. He was a volunteer coach at Quince Orchard High School from 2015 to 2018. According to his arrest warrant, […]

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September 11, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Wear and Carry Applications Going Online

The Maryland Wear and Carry Permit application for firearms is going digital on Oct. 1, 2019, according to a news release from Maryland State Police on Sept. 10. It will be totally online and paper applications will not be accepted after Sept. 30. In the release, state police said that going online will make applying […]

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August 12, 2019 | Staff Writer

State Police in Rockville Hosting Civilian Response to Active Shooter Training

Maryland State Police in Rockville will host Civilian Response to Active Shooter Training on August 22 at 6 p.m. The 1½-hour training was developed by The Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State University. The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend […]

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August 2, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Paint Branch Student and Mother Die in Car Wreck in Charles County

Maryland State Police (MSP) from the LaPlata Barrack are investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed two people in Charles County on July 27. Police say that 15-year-old Halimatou Diallo and her mother, 49-year-old Fatoumata Binta Diakite, died in the wreck. The two lived in Silver Spring and Diallo was a student at Paint Branch High […]

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July 31, 2019 | Staff Writer

Services Set for Friday for Clarksburg Teen Killed in Wreck

The Gergler Family will be receiving friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 at Cedarbrook Community Church, 23700 Stringtown Road, Clarksburg. Funeral Services will be private. Tyler Gergler, 18, died Friday afternoon in a single-car accident on I-70 near Ellicott City, Maryland State Police said. Gergler graduated from Clarksburg High School this […]

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July 29, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Joven Graduado de la Escuela Secundaria Clarksburg muere en accidente de tránsito

Un joven de 18 años, graduado de la escuela secundaria Clarksburg, murió el viernes por la tarde sobre la I-70 cerca de la ciudad de Ellicott, informó la policía estatal de Maryland. Servicios médicos de emergencia declararon muerto a Tyler Michael Gergler, en el lugar del accidente, donde sólo había un vehículo involucrado. Aproximadamente a […]

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July 29, 2019 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Clarksburg High Graduate Dies in Single-Car Crash on I-70

An 18-year-old graduate of Clarksburg High School died Friday afternoon on I-70 near Ellicott City, Maryland State Police reported. Emergency medical services personnel pronounced Tyler Michael Gergler dead at the scene in the single-car wreck, police said. At about 4:30 p.m., troopers from the Waterloo Barrack received a 9-1-1 call reporting a crash at I-70 […]

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July 26, 2019 | Staff Writer

Police Conducting Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight

Starting about 10 p.m., and weather permitting, Montgomery County police and Maryland State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint. This enforcement is a component of Montgomery County law enforcement’s continuing effort to curb impaired driving and underage drinking. The exact location of the checkpoint will not be disclosed in advance. Police officers remind motorists […]

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July 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

State Trooper Honored For Arresting 150 Impaired Drivers in 2018

Maryland State Police Trooper Anthony Wallace made more impaired driver arrests than any other state trooper in Maryland in 2018. On July 12, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce presented Wallace with a Meritorious Service Citation for arresting 150 people who were driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Montgomery County and neighboring areas. […]

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