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FULL RELEASE: Maryland State Police arrested a 41-year-old Virginia man on Friday in connection with a suspected road rage incident in Prince George’s County.

Shortly after 2 p.m., a woman reported that a man driving a black Chevy Traverse pointed a handgun at her on Interstate 95 North near the Prince George’s County and Howard County lines. Troopers made an investigatory stop at I-95 North and Rt. 216 of a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle’s description. While interviewi...ng the suspect driver, troopers saw that the driver was sitting on a handgun.

Further investigation revealed that the suspect also had two rifles, one of which was an assault rifle, along with a shotgun and ammunition in the vehicle. The suspect was arrested at the scene and transported to the College Park Barrack for processing. The suspect is not being identified at this time pending charges.

The suspect’s vehicle was towed back to the College Park Barrack for further processing. No one was injured as a result of this incident.

The investigation is ongoing.>> http://bit.ly/2o6Ew7p

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COMING SOON: The next Maryland's Finest Fitness Challenge is set for April 7 on Assateague Island. More details to follow...

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Gun Store Burglary Surveillance Video Released (CLEAR SPRING, MD) – State and federal authorities are releasing surveillance video from a Washington County gun store burglary as part of ongoing efforts to identify the suspects responsible and recover the more than one dozens firearms stolen last weekend. The burglary at the Clear Spring Gun Shop in the 14000-block of National Pike, Clear Spring, Md., occurred shortly before 3:00 a.m. on September 23, 2017. Surveillance video shows two suspects entering the store and stealing the handguns that were taken. The suspects were wearing masks and gloves. Both suspects are believed to be males and both were wearing masks. One suspect was wearing a dark, hooded sweatshirt, what appear to be latex gloves, dark pants with a white or metal belt, and black shoes with reflective material. He was carrying a black handgun and a red bag. The other suspect was wearing a sweatshirt, gloves and also carried a red bag. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation continue to offer a combined reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of firearms from the Clear Spring Gun Shop. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sergeant Sigmund or Senior Trooper James Bowers of the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division at 301-766-3839, or the ATF 24/7 hotline at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477) or send an email to ATFTips@atf.gov. Citizens can also send a text anonymously via the ReportIt® mobile app, available through www.reportit.com, using the ATF Baltimore Field Division as the location. The investigation is continuing.
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Maryland state troopers over the weekend carried out 8 special enforcement initiatives in efforts to keep Marylanders safe. The traffic safety initiatives included additional patrols, sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols, and speed enforcement. These initiatives took place in Baltimore, Harford, Anne Arundel and Montgomery County. Trooper’s efforts statewide resulted in more than 5,000 traffic stops that led to 148 arrests and more than 80 of which were arrested for impaired driving over the weekend. The arrests occurred during 5,074 traffic stops made by troopers. Troopers issued 3,288 citations, 3,228 warnings and 636 safety equipment repair orders. Maryland State Police reminds all to think ahead and drive safe.
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MARYLAND STATE POLICE...IT'S MORE THAN A CAREER, IT'S A CALLING.
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The Maryland State Police are requesting assistance in searching for a burglary suspect in Carroll County. Shortly after 2 a.m. on Thursday, troopers from the Westminster Barrack responded to a burglar alarm at Sykesville Middle School in Sykesville, Maryland.

Troopers determined that there had been forced entry into the school and saw a smoke-like haze in the main hallway. The fire department was called to the scene as the troopers cleared the main hallway of the school. It... was determined that one of the rear glass doors had been broken, and that the suspect entered the school and discharged at least two fire extinguishers in the main hallway.

There was no active fire or attempted fire located. The suspect was seen on video and is described as a white male wearing jeans, a baseball cap and no shirt, but was wrapped in a blanket. If you believe you know this person or have information regarding this case, please contact the Westminster barrack at 410-386-3000.

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Warning re: Prank Calls Using MD State Police Phone Number

After receiving multiple calls today from people as far away as Hawaii, Maryland State Police investigators are making this public notification that unknown suspects are apparently using a web-based service to make prank calls throughout the country that appear as if they are from the State Police Criminal Enforcement Division.

Some people are reporting they received an automated message informing them that an “inte...rnet crime has been committed” and they are instructed to contact the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division at 410-953-8200. Others reported that when they answer the phone, they are met with silence and the number on their caller ID is 410-953-8200. While the number shown on caller ID is the correct phone number for the Criminal Enforcement Division, the Maryland State Police is not making any such calls. Persons receiving this phone call should hang up and ignore the instructions.

Individuals receiving the calls and contacting Maryland State Police today have been from Hawaii, Texas, New York and Maryland. There is no apparent connection to extortion or theft, but the calls do cause unneeded concern and inconvenience for the victims and for police. >> http://news.maryland.gov/…/warning-re-prank-calls-using-md…/

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Don't forget to join us this Tuesday for our Open House!!

If you would like to join our program or just want to know some more information, this is your chance...! Advisors and current Explorers will be on hand to answer any questions you have about the program.

We look forward to seeing you Tuesday!

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Here are several "Back in the Day" aviation command pictures courtesy of J. Beavers.

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Maryland State Police - Aviation Command added 4 new photos.

Since we haven't done a Throwback Thursday in a while, here are several "Back in the Day" pictures courtesy of J. Beavers.

The Maryland State Police are committed to our veterans and are actively seeking military veterans interested in becoming a trooper. The Maryland State Police offers eligible military personnel, veterans, and their dependents the ability to utilize their GI Bill Educational Benefits. The GI Bill can be utilized throughout the Maryland State Police Academy, field training, and through the 16 month probationary period to follow. LEARN MORE >> http://bit.ly/2bOaUFX

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The Maryland State Police Westminster Barrack would like to thank the Westminster Lions Club for their donation of “Law Enforcement Officer Survival Sacks,” as proudly displayed here by Trooper First Class Duran and Senior Trooper Fair. Thank you for your support!

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The Maryland State Police Westminster Barrack would like to thank the Westminster Lions Club for their donation of “Law Enforcement Officer Survival Sacks,” as proudly displayed here by Trooper First Class Duran and Senior Trooper Fair. Thank you for your support!

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**Update EB & WB 32 have reopened, exit to NSA remains closed. **

ALERT Anne Arundel Co.- Eastbound and westbound MD 32 closed at Canine Road and northbound MD 295 ramp to MD 32 is closed. VJ

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**Update EB & WB 32 have reopened, exit to NSA remains closed. **

ALERT Anne Arundel Co.- Eastbound and westbound MD 32 closed at Canine Road and northbound MD 295 ramp to MD 32 is closed. VJ

The Maryland State Police Easton Barrack will be hosting an open house for young men and women ages 15 to 20 years of age who are interested in becoming members of the Maryland State Police Explorer program. The event is set for March 7 at 7 p.m. at the Easton Barrack, 7053 Ocean Gateway in Easton. >> http://bit.ly/2sqFEYd

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NHTSA has developed helpful guidelines to ensure your child is in the right seat. Information and tutorials are available here: http://bddy.me/2BWrL85 VJ

Car seats and boosters provide protection for infants and children in a crash, yet car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13. That's why it's so important to choose and use the right car seat correctly every time your child is in the car. Follow these important steps to choo...
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CONGRATS: Amber Burns, the chemistry manager for the Maryland State Police's Forensic Sciences Division, received a citation from Gov. Larry Hogan today for her hard work and dedication in dealing with time sensitive requests.

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In recognition of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which took place Feb. 11, the Maryland State Police wish to highlight the contributions of the women working in the Forensic Sciences Division. In all, 78 percent of the division's scientific positions are filled by women. LEARN MORE >> http://bit.ly/2xw1nMf

Maryland State Police have arrested a criminal gang member who is believed to have been involved in trafficking guns on the Eastern Shore. READ MORE >> http://bit.ly/2H5KHAx

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