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Maryland State Police News Release

The Maryland State Police, College Park Barrack, Calls For Service/Arrest: 2/3/20-2/9/20

This press release is designed to inform the public of our commitment to ensuring safety and enforcing the laws in Maryland.

Our message this week is stay off the cell phone/mobile device when driving.  The law states:

“Text messaging device” means a handheld device used to send a text message or an electronic message via a short message service, wireless telephone service, or electronic communication network.  In general, an individual may not use a text messaging device to write, send, or read a text message or an electronic message while operating a motor vehicle in the travel portion of the roadway.  It also includes cellphone calls.  There are some exceptions to this law but if an officer sees a text messaging device, a mobile device or cell phone in your hand while you are driving, you most likely will be stopped and given a ticket or a warning.

We strongly urge everyone to stay off the mobile devices and give a 100% of your attention to your driving.  There is nothing so important you need to look at while you are driving.  If it is, then pull into a parking lot or somewhere safe, stop your vehicle and then use your mobile device at that time.  Our family’s lives depend on it.

Reporting period 2/3/20-2/9/20

Vehicle collisions that required a report: 30

Vehicle collisions that did not require a report: 29

Community policing activity: 4

Disabled/unattended vehicles: 18

DUI arrests: 14

Miscellaneous: 33

Premise checks: 36

Probable cause searches for drugs: 0

Traffic stops: 321

Vehicle storages: 1

Criminal/civil investigations: 20 (Drugs, Theft, Assault, Domestic Violence, Warrants)

Below is a list of individuals that were arrested in this time period:

Date/Time:     Last name:         First name:      Charge:

02/03/2020 0027 Maldonado Michael DUI
02/03/2020 0131 Castaneda Juarez Gervi DUI
02/05/2020 1543 Bland Willie WARRANT
02/06/2020 0521 Evans Justin DUI
02/07/2020 1230 MORRIES COURTNEY WARRANT
02/07/2020 1400 Tucker Sean WARRANT
02/07/2020 1707 Simmons Richard DUI
02/07/2020 2207 Henson Miko DUI
02/08/2020 0009 Sahi Iftikhar DUI
02/08/2020 0046 Dorsey William CDS:POSSESS-NOT MARIJUANA
02/08/2020 0234 Mendoza-Ordonez Luis DUI
02/08/2020 0340 BLAKSLEE CALEB DUI
02/08/2020 0615 Jackson Nigel DUI
02/08/2020 1642 Cuffey JR Gilbert WARRANT
02/09/2020

0127

Almajid Morsal DUI
02/09/2020

0237

Price Pierre DUI
02/09/2020 0243 Lee Benjamin DUI
02/09/2020 0255 Mirabal Angelic POSS W/INTENT DIST: NARC,1 1111 – CR, 5 601(a)(1) : CDS: POSSESS-NOT MARIJUANA
02/09/2020

0428

Debebe Wintana DUI
02/09/2020 1820 Williams Antwan Possession-Marijuana 10 Gm+
02/09/2020 2347 Dixon Neptune DUI

CONTACT: D/Sgt. Pietanza, Maryland State Police, College Park Barrack, (301)345-3101

Source: Maryland MVA


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