Maryland State Police http://delmarvapublicradio.net en No Charges Against MD State Police in Salisbury Shooting http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/no-charges-against-md-state-police-salisbury-shooting <p>Wicomico County State’s Attorney Matt Maciarello said yesterday no criminal charges will be filed against two Maryland state police officers involved in the shooting death of Winfield Fisher in April at the state barrack in Salisbury.</p><p>Captain Anthony Myers was struck by Winfield’s car as the suspect left the barrack after initially coming in with a repair order for his 1995 Oldsmobile 98.</p><p>The Salisbury Daily Times reports that both Myers and fellow trooper Jeffrey Wilkins fired their weapons at Fisher’s car which subsequently crashed north of the barrack on Route 13.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:44:13 +0000 Don Rush 58314 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net No Charges Against MD State Police in Salisbury Shooting MD State Police Partners With Special Olympics MD http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/md-state-police-partners-special-olympics-md <p>PIKESVILLE, Md. (AP) - The Maryland State Police says the agency is partnering with Special Olympics Maryland to provide children and adults with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to spend time with troopers, including going out on patrol.</p><p>The Maryland State Police said Tuesday that the outreach effort is aimed at promoting a greater understanding for employees about children and adults with intellectual disabilities.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:06:30 +0000 Don Rush 57420 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net MD State Police Partners With Special Olympics MD MD State Police Step Up Enforcement Over Memorial Day Weekend http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/md-state-police-step-enforcement-over-memorial-day-weekend <p>PIKESVILLE, Md. (AP) - Maryland State Police stopped more than 11,000 vehicles during stepped-up traffic enforcement over the Memorial Day weekend.</p><p>Troopers say Tuesday that more than 8,600 citations were issued. More than 100 drivers were charged with driving while impaired and nearly 200 people were arrested for criminal violations, most of them drug offenses.</p><p>State police will conduct additional initiatives during the summer, including checks for speeding or aggressive driving, and distracted driving.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 12:46:41 +0000 Don Rush 55004 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net MD State Police Step Up Enforcement Over Memorial Day Weekend Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested in Salisbury Case http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/attempted-murder-suspect-arrested-salisbury-case <p>SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - Maryland State Police say a man sought after three law enforcers were injured during when their cruiser was struck has been arrested in Delaware.</p><p>Troopers said that 32-year-old Edwin Fletcher of Salisbury was arrested about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Dover. Authorities say he is awaiting an extradition hearing.</p><p>Authorities say two state troopers and a sheriff's deputy were injured when Fletcher drove onto and over their vehicle on March 26 in Salisbury. Authorities were trying to arrest Fletcher on a drug felony warrant in Wicomico County.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:57:31 +0000 Don Rush 51945 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested in Salisbury Case Suspect Slams Into Police Car in Salisbury and Flees http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/suspect-slams-police-car-salisbury-and-flees <p>Police are looking for Edwin Lamont Fletcher who is wanted after he allegedly slammed into a Maryland State Police car and injured a state trooper and a sheriff’s deputy in Salisbury.</p><p>The incident near Parker Place last night led to a lockdown of the Salisbury University campus as authorities searched for the 31-year old man from Crisfield.</p><p>The Salisbury Daily Times reports that police used K-9 dogs and a State Police helicopter in addition to police on foot and in cars.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:17:56 +0000 Don Rush 51528 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Suspect Slams Into Police Car in Salisbury and Flees Victim Identified in MD State Police Shooting in Salisbury http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/victim-identified-md-state-police-shooting-salisbury <p>Winfield Fisher III has been identified as the man who was shot and killed by Maryland State Police at the Salisbury barrack after he apparently struck an officer.</p><p>The 32-year old from Salisbury was hit by at least one bullet and was pronounced dead at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.</p><p>The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Fisher showed up at the barrack so someone could check on a repair he’d made to his car.</p><p>Shortly after Corporal Anthony Meyers went outside to check he returned needing help.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:38:05 +0000 Don Rush 51133 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Victim Identified in MD State Police Shooting in Salisbury Maryland Police Shooting Leaves Man Dead http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/maryland-police-shooting-leaves-man-dead <p>SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - Maryland State Police say troopers shot and killed a man who may have hit or dragged a trooper with his vehicle at the Salisbury barrack.</p><p>While the barrack's duty officer checked a repair to a man's vehicle in the parking lot on Tuesday night, he called for assistance.</p><p>Police say the duty officer and a second trooper who responded to help both fired their weapons and the duty officer was found on the edge of the parking lot with injuries consistent with being hit or dragged by a vehicle.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:30:09 +0000 Don Rush 51072 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Maryland Police Shooting Leaves Man Dead MD AG Doug Gansler to Explain Appearance at Teenage Party http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/md-ag-doug-gansler-explain-appearance-teenage-party <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A spokesman for Attorney General Doug Gansler's campaign for governor says Gansler will hold a news conference to discuss his brief appearance at a teenage party at a Delaware beach house.</p><p>The Baltimore Sun obtained a photo it published Thursday that shows Gansler at the party. In an interview with the Sun, Gansler said he doesn't remember whether he saw drinking but that if he had, it wasn't his responsibility to intervene.</p><p>A Gansler campaign spokesman says the candidate will talk this afternoon in Silver Spring about what happened.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:21:25 +0000 Don Rush 43490 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net MD AG Doug Gansler to Explain Appearance at Teenage Party Md AG Doug Gansler Pays Speeding Ticket http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/md-ag-doug-gansler-pays-speeding-ticket <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Attorney Doug Gansler has paid a speeding ticket, amid highly publicized reports about how Maryland State Police say he directed them to drive him and his own use of a state vehicle.</p><p>Gansler, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, released a statement from his office Tuesday announcing he paid the ticket.</p><p>The attorney general says apparently his office received a photo-camera ticket from the District of Columbia.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:33:58 +0000 Don Rush 43404 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Md AG Doug Gansler Pays Speeding Ticket Md Police Warn Drivers To Move Over for Emergency Vehicles http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/md-police-warn-drivers-move-over-emergency-vehicles <p>PIKESVILLE, Md. (AP)- Maryland State Police are cracking down on drivers who fail to move over or slow down for emergency vehicles.</p><p>After one trooper was struck and critically injured and a second trooper's patrol car was destroyed in a crash earlier this month, police are launching an initiative Monday to remind drivers to give emergency workers space.</p><p>Police warn that special enforcement operations will be active across the state. A violation is a primary offense and could mean a fine of $110 and one point.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:13:05 +0000 Don Rush 43278 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Md Police Warn Drivers To Move Over for Emergency Vehicles Police Agencies to Help With Maryland Gun Purchase Applications http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/police-agencies-help-maryland-gun-purchase-applications <p>BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland State Police says officers from several law enforcement agencies will help troopers conduct background checks for people applying to buy guns.</p><p>State police said Thursday that officers from other agencies will conduct firearm purchase application background investigations. State law requires that the investigations be conducted by police officers.</p><p>As many as 20 officers will work out of a Maryland State Police office in Columbia beginning Monday.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 15:10:39 +0000 Don Rush 41099 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Police Agencies to Help With Maryland Gun Purchase Applications Maryland Delegate Questions Gun Application Process http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/maryland-delegate-questions-gun-application-process <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Maryland delegate is asking the attorney general whether it's legal for state police to allow up to 200 employees from five agencies to view prospective gun buyers' information as the state churns through an application backlog.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:21:42 +0000 Don Rush 40872 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Maryland Delegate Questions Gun Application Process Maryland Gun Purchase Applications Up Before Gun Laws Take Effect http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/maryland-gun-purchase-applications-gun-laws-take-effect <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gun purchase applications in Maryland are up ahead of the start of a gun control measure that gives Maryland some of the nation's tightest gun laws.</p><p>The <a href="http://bit.ly/151KTd2">Washington Times</a> reports state police received 85,141 gun-purchase applications this year through Aug. 31. That's compared with 70,099 applications in all of 2012 and 46,339 applications in 2011. Gun dealers say they have been overwhelmed ahead of the law's Oct. 1 effective date.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 16:19:27 +0000 Don Rush 40625 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Maryland Gun Purchase Applications Up Before Gun Laws Take Effect Maryland Gun Background Checks Lag Behind Demand http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/maryland-gun-background-checks-lag-behind-demand <p>More than two dozen firearms have been given to people in Maryland who were barred from owning them because of their criminal records.</p><p>The<a href="http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-guns-criminal-records-20130801,0,5640815.story"> Baltimore Sun</a> reports that officials say it’s because the state is unable to keep up with background checks.</p><p>A team of undercover troops recovered 30 guns which the dealers had legally released after the 7 day period.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 14:50:01 +0000 Don Rush 38758 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Maryland Gun Background Checks Lag Behind Demand Maryland Police Safety Checks of Commercial Vehicles http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/maryland-police-safety-checks-commercial-vehicles <p>Hundreds of police officers across the sdtate of Maryland are pulling over truckers and bus drivers this week.</p><p>It's part of an effort to promote commercial vehicle safety.</p><p>Maryland State Police say serious injuries caused by commercial vehicles are on the decline in thes taste and they want to keep it that way.</p><p>Maryland New Connection reporter Allison Burns has the story.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:54:58 +0000 Don Rush 35462 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Maryland Police Safety Checks of Commercial Vehicles Suspicous Package Found at White Marlin Mall http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/suspicous-package-found-white-marlin-mall <p>There was a suspicious package left in the parking lot of White Marlin Mall that sent law enforcement scrambling to cordon off the mall and evacuating several store on Sunday afternoon.</p><p>An employee of a nearby business called in the report to the Maryland State Police.</p><p>The three stores evacuated were Radio Shack, Subway and Kentucky Fried Chicken for around 90 minutes.</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 12:35:58 +0000 Don Rush 35305 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Suspicous Package Found at White Marlin Mall Thousands of Traffic Tickets Handed Out in Maryland During Holiday http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/thousands-traffic-tickets-handed-out-maryland-during-holiday <p>Maryland State Police issued just over 68-hundred traffic citations over the Memorial Day Weekendwith another 51-hundred warnings.</p><p>There were also 102 arrests for impaired driving as well as another 51 for drug offenses.</p><p>Another 73 were charged with other criminal violations.</p><p>The Maryland Highway Safety Office provided grants to fund the overtime needed for additional patrols.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 12:28:15 +0000 Don Rush 35013 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Thousands of Traffic Tickets Handed Out in Maryland During Holiday MD State Trooper Dragged by Car (Update) http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/md-state-trooper-dragged-car-update <p>DENTON, Md. (AP) - Maryland State Police say a trooper is in critical condition after he was dragged by a car while off duty in Caroline County.</p><p>Police say the trooper apparently confronted three juveniles in a car in Denton on Wednesday evening when they appeared to be involved in some kind of vandalism. The trooper approached group on foot and while he was speaking to them, police say the driver of the car accelerated and the trooper was somehow dragged. After a time, police say the trooper was dislodged and fell to the roadway and the driver fled.</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 15:50:55 +0000 Don Rush 34686 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net MD State Trooper Dragged by Car (Update) MD State Police Must Release Records http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/md-state-police-must-release-records <P>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's highest court has ruled police must release files relating to how authorities investigate racial profiling.</P> <P>The Maryland Court of Appeals released the decision on Thursday.</P> <P>The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland and the Maryland State Conference of the NAACP have contended the Maryland State Police must turn over the record. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 13:34:19 +0000 Don Rush 28043 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Gov. Martin O'Malley Elaborates Safety Priorities http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/gov-martin-omalley-elaborates-safety-priorities <P>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley has elaborated on his public safety priorities for this year's legislative session.</P> <P>O'Malley said Friday he wants to make $25 million available for schools to invest in security like locks and cameras. O'Malley also wants to boost the number of Maryland State Police officers.</P> <P>The governor also will be seeking to renew a DNA sample collection law for people charged with violent crimes and burglary that's set to expire at the end of the year. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 16:56:49 +0000 Don Rush 27699 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Gov. Martin O'Malley Elaborates Safety Priorities Out-Of-State Travel Security Costs Nearly $100,000 For Governor O'Malley http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/out-state-travel-security-costs-nearly-100000-governor-omalley <P>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - For 26 out-of-state trips, the state of Maryland spent $98,460 on Gov. Martin O'Malley's security detail from January until Sept. 18.</P> <P>The Maryland State Police released the figure at the request of a Public Information Act request by The Baltimore Sun from Sept. Tue, 04 Dec 2012 13:31:03 +0000 Don Rush 25552 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Out-Of-State Travel Security Costs Nearly $100,000 For Governor O'Malley Maryland Police Out In Force for Holidays http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/maryland-police-out-force-holidays <P></P> <P>Pikesville, Md. (AP) - The Maryland State Police say troopers stopped more than 8,900 vehicles during the Thanksgiving weekend.</P> <P>Police announced Monday that 96 motorists were arrested for driving under the influence. Fifty-six people also were arrested for drug violations. Police say there were 133 people arrested for various other criminal violations. Troopers also recovered three guns during traffic stops.</P> <P>All 22 state police barracks took part in focusing on impaired or distracted drivers. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:21:29 +0000 Don Rush 25208 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Maryland Police Out In Force for Holidays Violent Crime Down in Maryland http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/violent-crime-down-maryland <P>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration says homicides, violent crime and property crime have dropped to the lowest levels since 1975 in Maryland.</P> <P>O'Malley released year-end crime data on Wednesday for 2011. The Maryland State Police compile the data, which is submitted each year to the FBI.</P> <P>O'Malley, a Democrat, says the total number of crimes has dropped 4.6 percent, compared to 2010. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 18:50:46 +0000 Don Rush 19973 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Violent Crime Down in Maryland Wicomico County Council Member Bob Culver Investigated Involving Protection Order http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/wicomico-county-council-member-bob-culver-investigated-involving-protection-order <p>&nbsp;</p><p>The Maryland State police are investigating Wicomico County Council member Bob Culver after his mother filed a protection order last week.</p><p>The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the State police confirmed that there is an investigation but declined to comment further.</p><p>The Wicomico County State&rsquo;s Attorney&rsquo;s Office says that the investigation is being carried out by the State Police from the Princess Anne barrack because Culver is an elected official.</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 13:06:03 +0000 Don Rush 12215 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net