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, January 30, 2013
The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the incident.
A Silver Spring man was uninjured after his homemade helicopter crashed into an open field in Westminster Tuesday afternoon, according to police. The Carroll County Sheriff's Office reports that Amirkhanian Shahram, 58, of Silver Spring, was the sole occupant of the aircraft. He was conscious at the scene with no apparent injuries, according to police. The aircraft hit a power line next to the field before hitting the ground and coming to a rest in the 700 block of Oak Tree Road in Westminster, police said. BGE responded to the scene and no residents were reported without power, according to officials. The heavily damaged aircraft was removed to a secure site for further investigation by National Transportation Safety Board and Federal …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A New Windsor man died Monday morning when his truck hit a van on Rt. 140, police said.
Police have identified the driver who died in a two-vehicle collision after fleeing from police as 29-year-old Jeremiah Joseph Haas of New Windsor. At approximately 6:25 a.m. Monday, Deputy 1st Class Brian Colussy was stopped on the southbound shoulder of Route 91 north of Cold Saturday Drive monitoring traffic when he saw a Dodge Ram 1500 truck approaching him northbound going 72 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone, according to a police release. Colussy activated his lights and signaled the truck to stop, according to police reports. The truck accelerated and turned onto Old Gamber Road, police said. After losing sight of the truck, Colussy found the truck turning into the rear parking lot of Jiffy Mart, officials said. According…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Nicholas Plazio was charged with misconduct for lying in connection to a homicide case.
A former Carroll County Sheriff's Office Major pleaded guilty to misconduct charges in court Tuesday morning. Nicholas Plazio of the Carroll County Sheriff's Office resigned Jan. 2 after the Office of the Maryland State Prosecutor charged him with misconduct in office. According to charging documents, Plazio willfully and knowingly gave false information to the Carroll County State's Attorney Office, and gave false testimony in court, in connection a homicide case. According to court documents, Plazio pleaded guilty prior to the start of his hearing scheduled for Tuesday morning. Plazio's one-year prison sentence was suspended with three years of supervised probation. He was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine and to complete 500 hours of …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
As part of a voluntary accreditation assessment for the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session.
A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) is scheduled to examine all aspects of the Carroll County Sheriff's Office policy and procedures, management, operations and support services, according to the Sheriff's Office website. The assessors will work to verify that the Carroll County Sheriff's Office meets the Commission's standards. This is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation. As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Monday, April 16 at 7 p.m. The session will be conducted in the public hearing room at the Carroll County government office building, 225 N. Center Street…
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The Sheriff's Office reminds citizens to make safety a priority on Halloween.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Kym Byrnes
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Halloween is Monday and trick-or-treating is planned throughout the county. But be aware that not all of those police officers are trick-or-treaters, some of them will actually be Carroll County sheriffs on patrol. The Carroll County Sheriff's Office is encouraging citizens to be safe and aware during trick-or-treating festivities. DRIVERS According to recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics, nationwide 41 percent of all traffic fatalities from 6 p.m. Halloween night until 6 a.m. the following morning involved a driver with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. Carroll County Sheriffs suggest motorists follow these tips to insure a safe Halloween night: PARENTS Additionally, the Carroll County …