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Police Press Release - January 6, 2020

Western District

Carjacking/Odenton

On January 5, 2020 at approximately 7:00 p.m. officers responded to the Royal Farms located in the 1500 block of Annapolis Road in Odenton for a carjacking. The adult female victim advised she was pumping gas when the suspect approached her asking to use her cell phone. When she refused the suspect entered her vehicle, grabbed a glass bottle and threatened the victim. The victim jumped out of the vehicle and the suspect began to drive away striking the victim with the door. The victim received minor injuries. The vehicle has since been recovered out of state. The suspect in the case is still outstanding, he is described as a black male wearing a dark coat and jeans.

Western District Detectives are handling the investigation and are asking anyone with any information to call 410-222-6155 or the TipLine 410-222-4700.

2019 Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement

Members of the Anne Arundel County Police Traffic Safety Section in conjunction with certified district personnel conducted commercial motor vehicle inspections throughout the 2019 calendar year. These inspections were random as well as in response to citizen complaints. This process encompassed the inspection and enforcement of State and Federal regulations of commercial vehicles on County roadways.

Currently, the department has 14 officers certified to conduct Level 1 motor carrier inspections, 5 certified weight enforcement officers, 1 hazardous materials inspector, 1 cargo tank inspector, and one passenger/motor coach inspector who conduct these inspections.

These inspectors conducted roving patrols as well as stationary inspection points throughout the County. In 2019, 657 commercial motor vehicles were inspected with 13 of those being post-crash. During those inspections, 36 drivers and 90 commercial vehicles were placed out of service for violations. Weight enforcement resulted in 3 trucks being off-loaded due to excessive weight.

A total of 186 citations, 13 Safety Equipment Repair Orders and 135 written warnings were issued as a result of these enforcement efforts. Violation fines totaled $27,633.40 and a grand total of 899 violations were noted.

The following violations were documented:

License violations:

12

Local Traffic Law general violations:

31

 

Disqualified drivers:

8

Fail to obey Traffic control device:

48

 

Medical card violations:

70

Speeding:

5

 

Load securement violations:

45

Registration violations:

21

Brake violations:

59

Seatbelt violations:

11

 

Tire/Wheel/Hub violations:

71

Size/Weight violations:

14

 

Suspension/Steering violations:

18

Phone violations:

17

 

Frame violations:

2

Federal Out of Service violations:

1

 

Lighting violations:

174

Negligent Driving:

2

 

Required Safety Equipment:

56

Trailer coupling device violations:

8

 

Required marking violations:

54

Log Book violations:

6

 

Miscellaneous violations:

114

Ill/Fatigued driver violations:

1

 

Suspended/Disqualified drivers:

45

Fraudulent documents/Log Books:

2

 

Alcohol/Drug violations:

1

Hazmat violations:

3

There will be additional enforcement/inspections conducted periodically throughout the County in 2020 utilizing allied agencies and covert vehicles.  

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