Sunday, May 12, 2013
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Sunday, May 12
By Patch Staff Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown Kicks Off Gubernatorial Bid In a speech highlighting his military and government service, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown announced in his home county of Prince George's Friday night that he is running for governor of Maryland in the November 2014 election. Dan Bongino’s Home Burglarized Wednesday Night While Family Slept A spokeswoman says computers, purses and a wallet were taken from the Severna Park home of Bongino, the former Secret Service agent who ran for U.S. Senate in 2012. Report: Anne Arundel County Top in State for Generating Tourism Money The county saw a more than 7 percent increase in money from tourism between 2010 and 2011, according to a new report. Businesses Look to Marketplace Fairness…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Sheriff officials said charges are pending.
A suicidal man escaped from the emergency room at Carroll Hospital Center Wednesday night and broke into a Westminster home before being caught by police, officials said. The man, who has not yet been charged, and Carroll County sheriff’s officials have not yet identified, ran away from the emergency room at about 9:01 p.m. Wednesday, according to a release. Officers from the Carroll County sheriff’s department and the Maryland State police converged on the area. Officials in a Maryland State Police helicopter searched for the man as well, police said. At one point after the hospital escape, police said they spotted the man and chased him, but he was able to get away, according to a release. Shortly after that, police said the man broke …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Carroll County officials are investigating.
Carroll County Sheriff's Department Master Deputy Matthew Wilson was released from Shock Trauma Tuesday evening after receiving treatment for the injuries sustained in an afternoon collision on Rt. 140. Darian Barron, the driver of the Dodge pick-up truck also in the collision, was issued citations for failure to yield right-of-way, negligent driving and driving on a suspended registration. He was issued the citations at the scene and released. -- original story -- A Carroll County Sheriff’s deputy was taken by ambulance to Shock Trauma Tuesday afternoon after a serious car crash in Carroll County. Officials said that at about 3:12 p.m., a Dodge RAM 1500 pulled out in front of deputy Matthew Wilson’s patrol car while making a left turn …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Want to be more informed about what goes on in your neighborhood? Maryland made big news this week. Will the death penalty repeal stick? Will Walmart come to Aspen Hill? Find out more state news in one click on Patch.
By Patch Staff A robbery stuns Cartier shoppers on a quiet mid-morning, an investigation into a county police force and just one question: Which Maryland county has a lot of "excessive drinkers?" Headlines from 48 Patch sites across Maryland: Gov. O'Malley Signs Law to Take Away Death Penalty, Politicians Move to Bring it Back Maryland is now the 18th state to abolish the death penalty but a bipartisan group of elected officials says the threat of terrorism is an incentive to reverse that move. Del. Ron George to Make Bid for Governor's Office Del. Ron George, an Anne Arundel County Republican, says he plans to start campaigning in June for the 2014 race. Columbia Native Jayson Blair Reflects on Resignation from New York Times "I'm …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Two local men have received suspicious phone calls.
The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a series of suspicious telephone calls made to County residents. A Hampstead man and a Mount Airy man both reported receiving a call in which the male caller claimed to have been involved in a motor vehicle accident with a member of their immediate family, with the caller citing the correct name of the family member, police said. The caller then claims that he’s holding the family member captive until damages, in the range of several hundred to several thousand dollars, are paid, according to police reports. The Baltimore City and Baltimore County Police have also taken similar reports from residents in their communities, police report. While the calls display a local exchange, they’…
The grant from Firehouse Subs will help local fire companies buy new EMS equipment.
One local business has a goal of making firefighters more effective and citizens safer; it also makes great subs. New Windsor Fire Company Chief Tom Coe posted on the fire company's website recently that Firehouse Subs, located at Crossroads Square Shopping Center, 625 Baltimore Blvd. in Westminster, donated money for new EMS equipment. According to Coe's post, The New Windsor Fire Department received a $10,507 grant from Firehouse Subs. The grant will be used to buy Automated External Defibrillators and CPR Training Equipment, Coe said. According to EMS Captain David Coe, "This grant will go a long way in making sure that the citizens and visitors of New Windsor are protected with cutting-edge lifesaving equipment. In addition this grant…
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Do you know how your high school ranked nationwide? Wondering what stores are coming to your area? Learn some of the answers and check up on your neighbors in our state news roundup.
Sunday, April 28
By Patch Staff Some big crime cases come to a head, development projects come to fruition and the governor travels to Israel. Read more Maryland news from Patches statewide by clicking on the headlines below: Radio Host Ed Norris Airlifted After Darlington Accident Popular radio show host Ed Norris was airlifted to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore Wednesday after laying down his motorcycle to avoid hitting a truck in rural Harford County. Eleanor Roosevelt Ranked in U.S. News' "2013 Best High Schools" The top schools were in Montgomery County. 11 Howard County High Schools on 2013 U.S. News ‘Best High Schools’ List Eleven Howard County high schools were ranked among the 2013 “Best High Schools in the Nation,” according to new …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
One suspect has turned himself in, police continue searching for the second suspect.
The Sheriff's Office reports that on April 24 Tyler Theodore Rose, a suspect in a Taylorsville burglary, turned himself in. Police continue to search for the second suspect, Joshua Mathew Purvin. Original article: The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating two subjects wanted in a burglary that occurred April 19 in Taylorsville. Police are looking for Tyler Theodore Rose, 18, a white male with a known address in the 2600 Block of Dotsons Ridge Road, Mt Airy. The second suspect is Joshua Mathew Purvin, 18, a white male whose address is in the 12000 Block of Buckeye Drive in Montgomery County. An all-terrain-vehicle (ATV) and numerous firearms were taken during the reported burglary. The subjects …
Monday, April 22, 2013
In April of 2012 Carroll County set a local record when 803 pounds of disposed medications were prepared for destruction, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office will partner with the U.S. Department of Justice's Drug Enforcement Administration on April 27 for the sixth national prescription drug take-back initiative, according to a Sheriff's news release. An extension of the county’s Medication Waste Disposal Program, the national initiative helps residents with the safe disposal of potentially dangerous controlled substances or other unused and expired pharmaceuticals. In April of 2012, Carroll crime scene technicians prepared a record 803 pounds of disposed medications for destruction. The Carroll County Medication Waste Disposal Program began during 2009 as a partnership between the Board of Carroll County Commissioners and Sheriff’s Office to provide the …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Security scares after the Boston bombings dominate several jurisdictions and other state news you may have missed.
Sunday, April 21
By Patch Staff Running clubs across Maryland had members who ran in the Boston Marathon, the bombing story follows a trail to Montgomery County and hoaxes send local law enforcement scrambling statewide. Read more in state news: Suspects in Boston Marathon Bombings Have Maryland Ties The investigation into the Boston Marathon bomber case turned to Maryland on Friday with media flocking to a Montgomery County neighborhood to hear the suspects' uncle say he was ashamed of what his nephews are accused of doing. Marathon Tragedy: How a Tragedy Hit Home in Maryland Monday's terror attack near the finish line of the Boston Marathon shocked the country and touched communities far from Massachusetts, including many right here in Maryland. Chevy …