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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Feb. 12, 2018

 

MDTA POLICE RECOVER DRUGS AND GUN

DURING TRAFFIC STOP IN BALTIMORE

 

BALTIMORE, MD - On Sunday, Feb. 11, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police arrested a Baltimore man after a probable cause search led officers to finding 24 film strips of suspected suboxone and a loaded handgun.

An MDTA Police officer stopped Davontrae Langley, a 23-year-old from Baltimore, at Rogers Ave. and Reisterstown Rd. for failing to obey a traffic control device and an equipment violation. Mr. Langely was operating a 2001 Audi. During a subsequent probable cause search of the vehicle, officers located the suboxone and the handgun.

The MDTA Police charged Mr. Langley with possession with the intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance, knowingly transporting a firearm in a vehicle while traveling on a public road, possessing a firearm on person, knowingly removing the serial number on a firearm and engaging in a drug trafficking crime while transporting a firearm.

After processing, officers transported Mr. Langley to the Central Booking Intake Facility in Baltimore.

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The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police is a nationally accredited law-enforcement agency. MDTA Police Officers provide safety, security and service to Maryland's citizen and visitors as they use transportation facilities across the state. Visit our website at mdtapolice.maryland.gov. Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook and Instagram at /TheMDTA.

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Feb. 1, 2018

    

 

MDTA POLICE STEPPING UP IMPAIRED DRIVING

ENFORCEMENT ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY

#makeaplan

BALTIMORE, MD – On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 4, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police will be conducting high-visibility impaired driving enforcement throughout all MDTA facilities.

“We want football fans to enjoy themselves during the big game; however, those celebrations should never lead to drinking and driving,” said MDTA Police Chief Colonel Jerry Jones.  “If motorists see someone who appears to be driving while impaired, we ask that they call 911 immediately.”

Just as the two Super Bowl teams make a game plan, fans should take the time to do the same prior to Sunday’s celebrations:

  1. Chose a designated driver
  2. Call a taxi or ride share service
  3. Take public transportation

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 10,497 fatalities occurred in motor-vehicle crashes in the United States involved drunk drivers. Among those 10,497 alcohol impaired fatalities, 67 percent were in crashes in which at least one driver had a blood alcohol concentration of .15.

The MDTA Police supports the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Highway Safety Office (MHSO) Toward Zero Deaths campaign – a partnership to save lives and prevent injuries on Maryland roadways. For more information, visit towardzerodeathsmd.com.

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The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police is a nationally accredited law-enforcement agency. MDTA Police Officers provide safety, security and service to Maryland’s citizen and visitors as they use transportation facilities across the state. Visit our website at mdtapolice.maryland.gov. Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook and Instagram at /TheMDTA.

 

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Jan. 29, 2018

 

MDTA POLICE RECOVER DRUGS

DURING TRAFFIC STOP IN BALTIMORE

 

BALTIMORE, MD - On Sunday, Jan. 28, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police took a Baltimore juvenile into custody after a probable cause search lead officers to find approximately 80 individual bags of suspected cocaine.

An MDTA Police Officer stopped the juvenile on southbound Pennington Avenue in Baltimore City for registration and equipment violations. The juvenile was operating a 1999 Toyota Corolla. When the suspected cocaine was located, the juvenile was taken into custody without incident.

"A routine traffic stop led our officers to taking drugs off our streets and out of our communities," said MDTA Police Chief Colonel Jerry Jones.

The MDTA Police have requested the juvenile be charged with traffic and criminal charges in reference to the registration, equipment violations and possessing the large quality of cocaine.

After processing, officers transported the juvenile to the Baltimore City Juvenile Intake Facility.

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The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police is a nationally accredited law-enforcement agency. MDTA Police Officers provide safety, security and service to Maryland's citizen and visitors as they use transportation facilities across the state. Visit our website at mdtapolice.maryland.gov. Followus on Twitter and find us on Facebook and Instagram at /TheMDTA.

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Jan. 12, 2017

 

MDTA POLICE RECOVER A STOLEN GUN AND MARIJUANA DURING TWO TRAFFIC STOPS

IN BALTIMORE CITY

 

BALTIMORE, MD - On Thursday, Jan. 11, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police made two arrests during traffic stops in Baltimore City - a New York man was arrested for having approximately eight pounds of marijuana in his vehicle and a Baltimore man was arrested for possession of a loaded handgun and marijuana.

At approximately 11:10 a.m., an MDTA Police Officer stopped 33-year- old New Rochelle N.Y. resident Oshaine Anthony Mitchell on southbound I-95 in Baltimore City for failing to obey a properly placed traffic-control device. Mitchell was driving a 2011 Nissan Maxima. During a subsequent consent search, officers located approximately eight pounds of marijuana. Mitchell was taken into custody without incident.

At approximately 6:10 p.m., an MDTA Police Officer stopped 32-year-old Baltimore resident Alton Herron Wallace on an exit ramp from I-895 to Moravia Road in Baltimore City for using a handheld phone while the vehicle was motion. Wallace was driving a 2018 Dodge Caravan. During a subsequent probable cause search, officers located a loaded handgun and marijuana.

The MDTA Police charged Mitchell with possession with the intent to distribute CDS. Wallace was charged with possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony, possession of a stolen firearm, prohibited from possessing ammunition, knowing transporting a handgun in a vehicle, transporting a handgun on their person and possession of CDS marijuana.

After processing, officers transported Mitchell and Wallace to Baltimore Central Intake Facility for an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

 

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The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police is a nationally accredited law-enforcement agency. MDTA Police Officers provide safety, security and service to Maryland's citizens and visitors as they use transportation facilities across the State. Visit our web site at mdta.maryland.gov/police/police_main.html. Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook at /TheMDTA.

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Jan. 9, 2017

 

MDTA POLICE SEEK PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE

IN IDENTIFYING DECEASED WOMAN

 

BALTIMORE, MD - The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police are asking for the public's help to identify a deceased homeless woman found last month near the I-95 Exit 57 ramp at O'Donnell Street in Baltimore so that family notification may be made.

MDTA officers responded to a welfare check on Dec. 7, 2017, and located the woman's body in a makeshift tent. At the time, the woman reportedly had not been seen for at least two weeks. No foul play is suspected.

MDTA officers believe the unidentified women had been living in the area since Aug. 2017. She is described as between 40- and 60-years-old, 5'3" in height and weighing 90 pounds. She reportedly spoke both English and Spanish.

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Anyone with information about the unidentified female should contact the MDTA Police Detective Unit at 410-537-6712.

The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police is a nationally accredited law-enforcement agency. MDTA Police Officers provide safety, security and service to Maryland's citizens and visitors as they use transportation facilities across the State. Visit our web site at mdta.maryland.gov/police/police_main.html. Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook at /TheMDTA.

 

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Dec. 21, 2017

 

MDTA POLICE STEPPING UP IMPAIRED

DRIVING ENFORCEMENT DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

 

BALTIMORE, MD - The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police will be out in full force from Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, through Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, conducting high-visibility enforcement to remove impaired drivers from area roadways.

"We remind motorists to be safe during their celebrations and plan ahead. If you see a drunk driver on the road, report him or her to law enforcement immediately by calling 911," said MDTA Police Chief Col. Jerry Jones.

Every holiday season, lives are lost due to impaired drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, from 2012-2016, 14,472 people lost their lives in motor-vehicle crashes during the month of December and 28 percent (3,995) died in a crash that involved a driver with a blood-alcohol content of .08 or higher.

The MDTA Police remind you to use mass transit, take a taxi, call a friend or use a ride share service if you will be drinking alcohol.

The MDTA Police are committed to reducing traffic crashes that result in serious injuries and deaths on our roadways. So far this year, the MDTA Police have made 944 impaired-driving arrests.

The MDTA Police supports the "Toward Zero Deaths" campaign -- a partnership to save lives and prevent injuries on Maryland's roadways. For more information, visit towardzerodeathsmd.com.

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The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police is a nationally accredited law-enforcement agency. MDTA Police Officers provide safety, security and service to Maryland's citizens and visitors as they use transportation facilities across the State. Visit our web site at mdta.maryland.gov/police/police_main.html. Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook at /TheMDTA.

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Nov. 30, 2017

 

BRING YOUR TOYS FOR TOTS

ON YOUR COMMUTE DEC. 6 - 8

 

BALTIMORE, MD - Join the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police, MDTA staff and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves in the national Toys for Tots campaign at the Baltimore harbor crossings. Since 1990, MDTA employees have collected more than 152,000 toys from toll facility and Port of Baltimore customers.

Wednesday, Dec. 6 - Friday, Dec. 8, from 6 - 9 a.m. and 3 - 5 p.m., employees will collect new, unwrapped toys at the Baltimore Harbor and Fort McHenry tunnels (I-895, I-95) and the Francis Scott Key Bridge (I-695) in Baltimore, and also at the Bay Bridge (US 50/301), the Gov. Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge (US 301), the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge (US 40), the Intercounty Connector (MD 200) and the Dundalk Marine Terminal.

"We are excited about this opportunity to make a difference in the communities that we serve," said MDTA Executive Director Kevin C. Reigrut. "Each year, the men and women of the MDTA look forward to this holiday tradition."

Customers who wish to donate toys should use the far-right toll lane and follow directions from Santa, uniformed MDTA Police officers or MDTA staff. (Note: This includes E-ZPass customers who wish to drop off toys.) The MDTA Police remind drivers to keep safety in mind as they approach toy drop-off sites. Toys may be dropped off during scheduled times only. Toll collectors are unable to accept donations in the toll lanes.

Toys collected at the Baltimore-area facilities will be given to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves base in northeast Baltimore for distribution.

For more information on the MDTA's collection efforts, visit mdta.maryland.gov. For more on the Toys for Tots program, visit toysfortots.org. To view real-time traffic camera images on MDTA roadways, visit mdta.maryland.gov. For real-time updates on major incidents follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/TheMDTA.

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Oct. 27, 2017

          

       

MDTA POLICE STEPPING UP IMPAIRED

DRIVING ENFORCEMENT DURING HALLOWEEN

Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

 

BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police will be out in full force from Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, through Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, focusing enforcement efforts on impaired, distracted and aggressive drivers.

“We remind motorists to be safe this Halloween and plan ahead before you celebrate. If you see a drunk driver on the road, report him or her to law enforcement immediately by calling 911,” said MDTA Police Chief Col. Jerry Jones.

Halloween is meant to be scary, but not when it comes to driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Halloween is a particularly deadly night due to drunk drivers. There were 172 highway fatalities across the nation on Halloween nights between 2011-2015.

The MDTA Police remind you to use mass transit, take a taxi, call a friend or use a ride share service if you will be drinking alcohol.

The MDTA Police are committed to reducing traffic crashes that result in serious injuries and deaths on our roadways. So far this year, the MDTA Police have made 846 impaired-driving arrests.

The MDTA Police supports the “Toward Zero Deaths” campaign -- a partnership to save lives and prevent injuries on Maryland’s roadways.  For more information, visit towardzerodeathsmd.com

The Maryland Transportation Authority Police, a nationally accredited force, is the seventh-largest law-enforcement agency in the state, with more than 600 sworn and civilian law-enforcement professionals. MDTA Police Officers provide law enforcement at the MDTA’s highways, bridges and tunnels; at the BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport; and at the Port of Baltimore. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

Oct. 3, 2017

 

 

LESS THAN ONE WEEK TO

REGISTER FOR THE NINTH ANNUAL

5K FORT MCHENRY TUNNEL FUN RUN

Register today at tunnelrun.org & support Special Olympics Maryland

 

BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) will host the ninth annual 5K Fort McHenry Tunnel Fun Run presented by Geico on Sunday, Oct. 8, to benefit Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD). The event will begin at 9 a.m. and will take participants on an out-and-back course through the northbound right tunnel tube.  

Visit tunnelrun.org to register, form a team or support a registered runner/walker. Awards will be presented in various categories, including numerous age groups for men and women. The entry fee is $35 through Oct. 7 and $40 the day of the event.

All northbound I-95 traffic will be directed through the tunnel’s northbound left tube until the conclusion of the event at approximately 12 noon. Minimal traffic impact is expected.

As avid supporters of SOMD, the MDTA Police participate in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run and Polar Bear Plunge and previously hosted the MDTA Police Plane Pull at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Members of the media who plan to cover the event should contact Lt. Kevin Ayd, MDTA Police Media Relations, at 410-537-7724.

 

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The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police is a nationally accredited law-enforcement agency. MDTA Police Officers provide safety, security and service to Maryland’s citizens and visitors as they use transportation facilities across the State. Visit our website at mdta.maryland.gov and click on MDTA Police. Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook at /TheMDTA.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct. 2, 2017

 

          

MDTA POLICE MAKE SIX ARRESTS

DURING THREE-DAY INITIATVE

AT BALTIMORE TUNNELS

 

BALTIMORE, MD – From Sept. 27 - 29, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police conducted an initiative to enhance highway safety and criminal interdiction along its roadways.

During the three-day initiative, MDTA officers made 196 traffic stops, from which four individuals were arrested for outstanding warrants, one individual was arrested for possession of one kilogram of cocaine, one individual was arrested for possession of 169 cartons of untaxed cigarettes, and three individuals were issued civil citations for possession of marijuana less than 10 grams.

The MDTA Police provides safety, security and service to those who use MDTA facilities and other vital transportation assets located throughout Maryland. MDTA Police’s goal is to promote highway safety and arrest criminals through enforcement and interdiction.

The MDTA Police support the MHSO Toward Zero Deaths campaign – a partnership to save lives and prevent injuries on Maryland’s roadway.  For more information, visit towardzerodeathsmd.com

The MDTA Police remind motorists to “Move Over or Slow Down” for emergency vehicles and tow trucks that are stopped on a highway with visual signals.

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The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police is a nationally accredited law-enforcement agency. MDTA Police Officers provide safety, security and service to Maryland’s citizens and visitors as they use transportation facilities across the State. Visit our website at mdta.maryland.gov and click on MDTA Police. Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook at /TheMDTA.