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Maryland State Police
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(HALETHORPE, MD) – Maryland State Police are attempting to determine what caused hundreds of rocks to fall from a railroad overpass onto more than a dozen vehicles tonight on the inner loop of I-695 in southwestern Baltimore County.
There have been no reported injuries. Troopers on the scene estimate that about 15 vehicles have sustained damage. The damage to vehicles includes dents, scratches, and cracked windshields.
Just before 7:00 p.m. tonight, Maryland State Police at the Golden Ring Barrack received numerous phone calls from motorists who reported they were traveling on the inner loop of I-695 when their vehicles were struck by rocks falling from the Hollins Ferry railroad overpass. Troopers estimate that hundreds of rocks fell. State Highway Administration personnel had to be called to respond and clear the rocks from the roadway. The inner loop of I-695 was closed while highway personnel removed the rocks. The inner loop has now been reopened.
State Police contacted CSX, which operates the railroad overpass. CSX officials are on the scene and will be conducting an inspection of the overpass. They told troopers they have temporarily stopped train traffic across the overpass until the inspection is completed.
The investigation is continuing.
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Baltimore County police are asking for help in locating a car and a suspect in one of two fatal hit-and-run accidents that occurred over the weekend.
Click through to the Baltimore Sun for the complete story, including a picture of a similar suspect vehicle:
(OVERLEA, MD) – What was initially thought to be a single vehicle crash on the Baltimore beltway turned into multiple counts of attempted second degree murder filed against a Baltimore County man who was allegedly trying to strangle the woman he was with in the backseat of the car they were traveling in early yesterday.
The accused is identified as Augustus Jung-Kai Gray, 25, of Parkville, Md. He is charged with three counts of attempted second degree murder, five counts of first degree assault, five counts of second degree assault, two counts of malicious destruction of property, motor vehicle theft, theft, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, DUI, and other traffic charges. As of late yesterday, Gray was being held in the Baltimore County Detention Center on $500,000 bail.
Shortly after 2:00 a.m. yesterday, Maryland state troopers from the Golden Ring Barrack responded to what had been reported as a single-vehicle collision on the outer loop of I-695 prior to I-95. Troopers found two men and two women, outside a 2002 Ford Explorer. One of the men, later identified as Gray, was being restrained by the owner of the vehicle, a man identified as Francis Thomas.
Thomas told troopers he and girlfriend were in the front seat of his truck and they were driving Gray and his girlfriend home after leaving a party in Baltimore County. Thomas said Gray began strangling his 23-year-old girlfriend in the back seat. Thomas said he told Gray to stop and he complied, but soon began choking her again and opened the passenger door while attempting to push her out of the moving vehicle. Thomas said he pulled to the shoulder of the interstate and all four of them exited the truck.
According to Thomas, Gray then said he was going to kill them all and jumped into the driver’s seat of the truck. Thomas was able to get into the rear seat and attempted to stop Gray. The suspect then apparently drove the truck across the beltway and struck the median barrier. He then backed the vehicle across the interstate towards the two women standing on the shoulder. They were able to get out of the way before the truck crashed into the barrier on the right shoulder. Thomas then drove back across the highway and struck the median barrier before the truck became disabled. Thomas said he was able to pull Gray from the truck and hold him until troopers arrived.
Troopers said Gray appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and also had other injuries to his face and head not consistent with the crash he had just been in. Further investigation revealed he had been involved in several altercations earlier in the evening.
Troopers had Gray transported to the hospital for an examination. He was treated and released about 5:00 p.m. yesterday. The other three individuals had minor injuries, but refused any treatment.
The investigation is continuing.
(PIKESVILLE, MD – Feb 7, 2011) – Maryland state troopers arrested dozens of suspected drunk drivers and issued more than 3,000 traffic citations and warnings as part of increased patrols yesterday.
Troopers arrested 42 drunk drivers and issued 1,653 traffic citations and 1,604 warnings as part of increased patrols on Sunday, February 6, 2011. Troopers also made 22 criminal arrests and recovered two guns. Each of the 22 Maryland State Police barracks had special DUI saturation patrols assigned yesterday.
DUI arrests seemed to be spread geographically across the state. Troopers at the Easton Barrack on the Eastern Shore, JFK Memorial Highway Barrack on I-95, and the College Park Barrack on I-495 made four DUI arrests in their patrol areas. Three DUI arrests were made at the Salisbury Barrack in Wicomico County, the Golden Ring Barrack in Baltimore County, the Prince Frederick Barrack in Calvert County, and the Berlin Barrack in Worcester County.
Troopers at the Westminster Barrack handled a fatal crash late Saturday night in which one person was killed. Preliminary information does not indicate that alcohol was a factor.
(ABERDEEN, MD – Feb 8, 2010) – A Maryland state trooper was forced to use his patrol car to end a multi-jurisdictional pursuit and capture a fugitive who tried to run down deputies this afternoon in Harford County.
The accused is identified as Brandon L. Pegram, 23, of Stoney Creek, Va. Prior to the pursuit this afternoon, he was wanted for robbery, felony assault, and kidnapping. He is now being charged by Maryland State Police with first and second degree assault, vehicle theft, reckless endangerment, malicious destruction of property, and numerous traffic violations.
Shortly before 3:00 p.m. today, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office received a lookout from the United State’s Marshal’s Service for a stolen silver Ford Taurus driven by Pegram, who was believed to be armed with a handgun and shotgun. Pegram reportedly held his family hostage yesterday and had allegedly threatened to harm any law enforcement officers who attempted to apprehend him.
Sheriff’s deputies spotted the vehicle at Rt. 40 and Gateway Drive and a pursuit ensued that continued into Baltimore County, where troopers from the Bel Air Barrack joined the pursuit, along with Baltimore County police officers. The pursuit continued onto Whitemarsh Blvd., then to northbound I-95.
Just before the entrance to the Maryland House on I-95, the suspect attempted to ram citizen vehicles. Two sheriff’s deputies were on foot after deploying stop sticks. Pegram nearly struck the first deputy, then lost control and traveled across I-95, nearly striking the second deputy. The suspect then appeared to deliberately drive his car directly at the second deputy, who was able to dive out of the way before being hit.
Upon observing these deliberate assaults on citizens and the deputies, a State Police sergeant used his patrol car to impact the suspect’s vehicle, using a “pit maneuver” to force the suspect’s vehicle to the side of the interstate and up against the guardrail. The sergeant then impacted the driver’s side door of the stolen vehicle to prevent the fugitive from escaping on foot.
Police officers approached Pegram and he resisted arrest. Pegram was taken into custody, after sustaining minor injuries. He was taken to an area hospital, where he remains under State Police guard.
No firearms were found in the stolen vehicle being driven by Pegram. No one else was in the vehicle with him.
No citizens or police officers were injured in the incident. The suspect is expected to be treated and released. Upon his release, he will be taken to the Harford County Central Booking Center where he will have an initial appearance before a court commissioner.
Law enforcement agencies involved in the pursuit included the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, Baltimore County Police Department, both patrol and air units, the US Marshal’s Service, and state troopers from the Bel Air and JFK Memorial Highway barracks.
Questions regarding why Pegram was originally wanted should be referred to the US Marshal’s Service. The investigation is continuing.
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In 2009, legislation passed in Maryland to install several speed cameras around the state, including Baltimore County to catch vehicles that exceeded the speed limit. Now, several Baltimore County council members will sponsor and introduce a bill to allow an unlimited number of speed cameras to the area.
There are currently 15 county-operated speed cameras in school zones.
A Baltimore-area man died Friday morning from injuries suffered in a one-car crash on an Interstate 695 ramp in Baltimore County, according to state police.
Two children and one adult suffered serious injuries in a crash on Eastern Boulevard in Baltimore County on Saturday night, a Fire Department spokeswoman said.
Alert Message has been issued by the Maryland State Police. Via Calvert County Sheriff.
Saturday December 18, 2010 2:15 PM EST
Silver Alert: 82-year old Caucasian male, William J Turner. Driving a Gold Chevy Impala MD reg STM039. Call 911
The Maryland State Police is issuing a Silver Alert on behalf of the Baltimore County Police Department. The alert is for a missing 82-year old Caucasian male named William J Turner. Mr Turner suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and is described as being: 5-10 and 170 lbs with gray hair and blue eyes. He was last seen on 12/18/2010 at 0930 hours in the 9800 block of Old Court Rd in Woodstock, MD. Turner is driving his 2007 Gold Chevrolet Impala with MD registration: STM-039. Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Mr. Turner’s can call the Baltimore County Police at 410-887-1340
For full details, go to https://local.nixle.com/alert/4371931/?sub_id=336475.
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Police said that John Barr, 82, of Essex, was driving a 1994 Chevrolet Celebrity station wagon south on Stemmers Run Road when a 2000 Nissan truck driven by Elmer Williams, 51, ran a red light at the intersection with Eastern Boulevard, striking the station wagon at about 2:30 p.m.
(Red-light runners kill people. Red-light and stop-sign running are part of the state-wide pandemic of reckless driving in Maryland. Almost everyone does it. It appears that if you continue to do it you run a great risk of either killing another or being killed yourself.
This holiday season give yourself the gift of safe driving. Your life may depend upon it. Be an example setter to Marylanders.)