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On December 3, 2015 a Maryland State Trooper received an LPR alarm on US-40 indicating a stolen vehicle in connection with a carjacking and a series of commercial armed robberies. The trooper located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. The occupants in the vehicle were identified, which a NCIC check revealed all were felons and prohibited from possessing firearms. One of the occupants had an active arrest warrant for 1st degree assault, armed robbery, felony crime with a firearm, and previous handgun charges. A thorough search of the vehicle revealed an unregistered, illegally modified shotgun with a barrel "sawed-off" below the minimum length of 18 inches. Following the arrest of all three suspects, detectives of Baltimore County police responded and took possession of the above mentioned weapon in connection with their outstanding investigations.

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On November 28, 2015, a Maryland State Trooper received an alarm on I-95 indicating the operator of a Connecticut vehicle was possibly suicidal. The trooper located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. The operator was positively identified and transported to the Howard County General Hospital for an emergency evaluation.

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On November 11, 2015, a Maryland State Trooper received an LPR alarm on I-95. The trooper verified the alarm and was able to locate the vehicle in Howard County, MD. Upon stopping the vehicle, he noticed the vehicle bearing different front and rear plates. A Check through NCIC revealed the front tags were stolen in Montgomery County and the rear plates were stolen in Baltimore County.

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On September 30th, 2015, the Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center (MCAC) distributed Silver Alert information on behalf of the Montgomery County Police Department. In addition to distributing a bulletin to Law Enforcement, the MCAC also entered the know registration plate into the LPR hotlist.

The bulletin was distributed at 3:48PM, at 5:42PM the same day an MSP Trooper of the College Park Barrack received an alarm from his mobile LPR indicating the listed vehicle had passed him. The trooper was able to locate and recover the missing person safely within 2 hours of notification.

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On 7/8/2015, a Trooper of the Maryland State Police received an alarm from his mobile LPR indicating a possible outstanding warrant. The trooper verified the driver's identity via an MVA photo and initiated a traffic stop. The driver was ultimately confirmed as having an outstanding warrant through the FBI for fraud of $1.5 Million.