MARYLAND STATE POLICE BEAT Posse of troopers, deputies and police sweep streets clean of miscreants with over 153 traffic stops; netted DUI drivers, drug arrests, creaky trucks, thousands in drug assets
CAMBRIDGE, MD. – Are the roads alive with drunks, druggies, thieves and crazed and aggressive drivers? Sure. In most of the mid-Atlantic region, that is exactly the case as the United States slinks lower and lower into becoming a third world country.
As the former Mayor of New York City, the man known as America’s Mayor following the attack on American on 9/11, Rudy Giuliani proved, policing the small crimes makes a big dent in the big crimes.
Apparently, that is what the Maryland State Police believe too as troopers, along with several other law enforcement agencies, decided to clean up the mean streets of Cambridge and the surrounding areas of Dorchester County, Md.
Police say that on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, between the hours of 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM, a Criminal Enforcement Initiative was conducted in Dorchester County. The agencies that participated in this operation were the Maryland State Police Easton Barrack, the Cambridge Police Department, the Dorchester County 911 Center, the Hurlock Police Department, the Maryland State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement and K9 units from these agencies.
This operation was designed to identify criminal activity as well as traffic safety issues occurring on the roadways. Law Enforcement understands there is a constant need to ensure the safety of the public. Crime control remains a public concern, and major crimes continue to receive broad publicity. For this reason, it is important to conduct operations such as this and to continue to have a cohesive bond between law enforcement agencies in Dorchester County.
Approximately (20) Troopers and Police officers along with (2) K9 teams, participated in this Criminal Enforcement Initiative. They conducted (153) traffic stops and (27) commercial vehicle inspections. Officers issued (62) citations, issued (127) warnings, issued (8) equipment repair orders. K9 teams conducted (3) K9 scans. They issued (7) civil citations for possession of fewer than 10 grams of marijuana and (1) civil citation for possession of an open alcohol container. Additionally, these traffic stops lead to the arrest of (2) drunk drivers, four (4) criminal arrests for possession of a controlled dangerous substance (prescription opiates and marijuana (over 100 grams), seizure of $1215.00, and several CDS paraphernalia items to include; digital scales, smoking devices and packing material. A total of approximately $6000.00 in drug street value and assets were seized during this initiative.
The State Police reported that they strongly believe that the use of visible enforcement and community involvement can have a positive effect on public safety overall, including the reduction of vehicular crashes, criminal incidents, and other forms of social harm.
Police encourage anyone that observes traffic or criminal violation to contact their local Law Enforcement Agency. The Maryland State Police Easton Barrack can be contacted at 410-819-4747.