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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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(CENTREVILLE, MD) April 13, 2011 – After a review of investigative information by the county state’s attorney, Maryland State Police have charged a driver in connection with yesterday’s Queen Anne’s County crash that sent 17 people to area hospitals.
The driver charged in the crash is identified as Carl Trenz Jr., 49, of the 100- block of Big Holly Court, in Stevensville, Maryland. At about 1:00 p.m. today, a state trooper issued traffic citations to Trenz at his home. He was charged with reckless driving, negligent driving, driver turning left failure to yield right of way to a vehicle approaching from the opposite direction, failure to yield right of way at a through highway, and failure to stop at an intersecting highway stop sign and yield the right of way.
Trenz was the driver of a 2010 Volkswagen Toureg that State Police investigators believe pulled from White Marsh Road shortly before 9:00 a.m. yesterday onto southbound Rt. 213 and into the path of a tour bus carrying kindergarten children and their parents. Sixteen of the 35 children and adults on-board the bus were transported to hospitals for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Trenz was also transported to a hospital where he was treated and released.
Maryland State Police investigators reviewed evidence from the investigation this morning with Queen Anne’s County State’s Attorney Lance Richardson. After a review of the evidence, State’s Attorney Richardson approved the motor vehicle charges that were issued to Trenz.
The investigation is continuing.
One person is dead and at least one other person was wounded in a crash Tuesday night on the inner loop of the Capital Beltway, according to Maryland State Police and the Maryland State Highway Administration, who are investigating.
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WESTMINSTER, Md. — Maryland State Police say a woman was killed when the vehicle she was driving hit an icy part of a roadway, slid down an embankment and hit a tree and a fence.
This is from the Feb 7th news at Delawareonline.com:
(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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WASHINGTON COUNTY — A Middletown, Md., man was killed late Friday in a head-on collision on U.S. 40 east of Crystal Falls Drive, according to Maryland State Police.
No one was injured after a Maryland State Police commuter bus heading northbound on Route 1 hit a telephone pole in Elkridge Wednesday
Maryland State Police are investigating a one-car accident which occurred in Whiteford on Saturday and claimed the life of a Halethorpe man.
The man who was killed when a Maryland State Police trooper hit him with an SUV Wednesday nigth has been identified as Buhrman K. Baird, 88, of the 24000 block of Old Hollywood Road.
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