Thursday, May 23, 2013
Police say the 29-year-old was drunk as he led them on a chase through Ocean City.
A Sykesville driver who allegedly led police on a chase through Ocean City now faces 49 traffic charges. According to a statement released by police, Shawn Joseph Martin, 29, is charged with drunken driving, reckless driving and other charges. Police say they saw a vehicle driving erratically on Coastal Highway at about 11:20 p.m. on May 20. Officers tried to stop the driver, whom they suspected was drunk, near 74th Street, but the driver didn’t stop. That’s when the chase began. The driver turned into a parking garage on 77th Street, according to police, and sped through it, driving into a bush. Officers tried several times to stop the vehicle, but according to police, the driver wouldn’t stop and, instead, drove through several stop …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Baltimore County Police Department's Pikesville Precinct. Charges do not indicate convictions.
A Westminster man was arrested after a burglary last week at a home in the Greenspring area of Pikesville. At 2:50 p.m. May 15, a witness saw a man go into a yard in the 2800 block of Smith Avenue in Wellwood and take a piece of "scrap metal" from the residence, according to a report by Baltimore County police. Later, at Smith Avenue and Carla Road, police identified Robert Evan Currence, 37, of Westminster as a suspect in the case and arrested him, the report states. Currence, of the 900 block of Bear Branch Road in Westminster, was charged with fourth-degree burglary with theft, theft of less than $100, fraud per identity to avoid prosecution, and making a false statement, according to court records. He is being held in the Baltimore …
Rt. 91 was closed for hours while Maryland State Police investigated the accident.
A Finksburg man died in a car accident on Rt. 91 north of Deer Park Road Wednesday morning. According to police, a silver Toyota FJ Cruiser was traveling north on Rt. 91 when a green Chevrolet Silverado traveling south crossed the center line and hit the Toyota head on. The driver of the Chevrolet, Michael Lee Bewley, 44, of Finksburg, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, police said. The driver of the Toyota, Amy Dorothy Crise, 49, of Finksburg, was transported by ambulance to Shock Trauma with unknown injuries, police said. Rt. 91 was shut down for hours, police said, and the Maryland State police C.R.A.S.H. Team responded and assisted with traffic control. Call Trooper First Class Kenneth Shiling III of the Maryland State…
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The sheriff's office is still investigating the collision.
A 43-year-old Hampstead man was killed Monday night after the vehicle he was driving struck a tree, according to the Carroll County Sherriff’s Office. Deputies responded to a collision at MD Route 482 and Panther Drive in Hampstead at about 8:50 p.m. according to a statement released by the sheriff’s office. When they arrived, they identified the injured driver as Craig Reoli, 43. According to deputies, Reoli was driving when the front driver’s side of his vehicle hit a tree. Reoli was taken to the Carroll Hospital Center and later pronounced dead. The sheriff’s office is investigating the cause of the collision.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
What advice did the first lady give graduates? Will electricity rates go up - again? Get all the Maryland news with one click on Patch.
Sunday, May 19
By Patch Staff It was a big news week in Maryland last week, with a visit by the first lady, a commuter nightmare in Montgomery and a heads up for a sixth casino in the state. All the headlines from 48 Patch sites across Maryland: Berliner Calls for Better Electricity Service with 'Utility 2.0' Montgomery County Council Member Roger Berliner asked the Maryland Public Service Commission to require that substantial changes be made to electricity services in the state. Meanwhile, Pepco is asking for permission to raise rates. Michelle Obama to Bowie State Grads: It's Time to Feel Hungry Again In a speech rich with historical references, the first lady reminded the BSU class of 2013 why education is important. Report: Quince Orchard Students…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
At the end of his term in 2014, Sheriff Ken Tregoning will have 51 years of public service under his belt.
Sheriff Ken Tregoning announced Thursday afternoon he will not seek re-election in 2014. Tregoning is the 57th sheriff to serve the citizens of Carroll County, since its charter in 1837, and he is completing his fourth term (total of 16 years) in office. "I am extremely grateful to the citizens of Carroll County for allowing me to serve them as sheriff," Tregoning said in a statement. "I strongly believe that local protection for county citizens and law enforcement services are best provided by the Office of Sheriff." Prior to being elected in December of 1998, Tregoning served four years in the Marine Corps (1963-1967), 31 years with the Maryland State Police (1968-1998) and is now serving his 15th year as sheriff, according to a …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
A trip to the mailbox ended with a call to the bomb squad for a Taneytown man Wednesday.
A joint investigation by the Office of the State Fire Marshal Bomb Squad and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is currently underway to determine who placed a pipe bomb inside a mailbox in Taneytown Wednesday, according to a release from the Fire Marshal. The owner of the property in the 3800 block of McMullen Rd., James A. Sandel, found the device at about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday when checking his mail, the Fire Marshal said. Deciding the device was a threat, sheriff's deputies notified the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Bomb technicians rendered the device safe at the scene without injury or property damage, according to the Fire Marshal. McMullen Road was closed for approximately five hours during the incident as a precaution. The …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Some Maryland jurisdictions were surprised by the large number of guns turned over to police.
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Tuesday, May 14
Marylanders by the dozens turned over unwanted firearms to police in the first statewide "Gun Turn-In Day," sponsored by Attorney General Doug Gansler. A total of 250 firearms were turned in, the attorney general's office announced Tuesday. The guns turned in are now unavailable to those who would misuse them, according to David Paulson, communications director. "If one life is saved or one serious injury is prevented in Maryland, this effort is entirely worth it," he added, citing what he said law enforcement officials had expressed to the attorney general's office. "We greatly appreciate the tremendous efforts of every local law enforcement agency and the Maryland State Police who participated," he said. The guns were turned in, with …
There are no suspects at this time, according to police.
Approximately $12,000 worth of diesel fuel was stolen from the Finkburg-based C.J. Miller asphalt manufacturing facility Monday night, according to the Sheriff's Department. Col. Phil Kasten of the Carroll County Sheriff's Department said that unknown suspects removed approximately 3,000 gallons of fuel from two tanks. Billy Miller, vice president at C.J. Miller, Inc., said that the company's video surveillance system caught the large white truck on camera but the license plate is not visible. Miller said the suspects took pins out of the gate at the entrance of the facility and removed the gate. He said they entered the facility around 10:30 p.m. and didn't leave until 11:30 p.m. Kasten said the Sheriff's Office is investigating. He …
The Westminster Police Department issues an average of 440 seatbelt citations during the Click It or Ticket program.
The Westminster Police Department is participating in the 2013 National Click It or Ticket seatbelt enforcement mobilization, May 13-27. During the initiative, police say officers will be cracking down on motorists who fail to wear their seatbelts – both day and night. Maryland law requires that every driver and front seat passenger next to a door in a vehicle must wear a seatbelt, regardless of age and anyone under the age of 16 must wear a seatbelt regardless of where they are sitting in the vehicle, according to choosesafetyforlife.com. Nighttime enforcement has become a priority for the campaign, according to a news release. Of those who died in nighttime crashes in 2009, nearly two-thirds were not wearing seatbelts. In 2009, 11,593…