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Date: Jan 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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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