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Sheriff’s Office makes numerous weekend traffic arrests
Carroll County, Maryland; March 10, 2014 ------ During the weekend of March 7-10, 2014, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were involved in several arrests. While most of these incidents began with traffic violations, the alert deputies involved were able to use their training to detect additional criminal and traffic violations, resulting in charges for 18 different people. The breakdown of the incidents is as follows:
On Friday, March 7th, there were three such incidents: 1 was charged for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, 1 was charged for Possession of Marijuana, and 1 was charged for Driving with Suspended License.
On Saturday, March 8th, there were 6 such incidents: 2 were charged for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, 1 were charged for Possession of Marijuana, 1 was charged with Possession of Marijuana as well as other Controlled Dangerous Substances, 1 was charged with Driving with Suspended License, and 1 was charged with Failing to Remain at the Scene of an Accident.
On Sunday, March 9th, there were 7 such incidents: 2 were charged for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, 2 were charged for Possession of Marijuana, 2 were charged for Driving with Suspended License, and 1 was charged for Driving Uninsured Vehicle.
On Monday, March 10th (until 0700 hours), there were 2 such incidents: 1 was charged for Possession of Marijuana, and 1 was charged with Driving Uninsured Vehicle.
The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone that if you are going to consume alcohol, always plan ahead and designate a sober driver. Also, please remember that marijuana possession continues to be a criminal offense in Maryland, and will continue to be enforced accordingly.
Sheriff Tregoning reorganizes Office, appoints Chief Deputy
Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland, March 5, 2013 ---- Sheriff Kenneth L. Tregoning is pleased to announce an internal reorganization in connection with completion of the Sheriff’s Office transition into the role of Carroll’s primary law enforcement agency. On December 23, 2010, the Board of Carroll County Commissioners unanimously approved a three year transition of primary police services from the Maryland State Police Resident Trooper program, which included the acquisition of forty-two (42) law enforcement officers by the Sheriff’s Office, replacing forty-five (45) contractual positions. The final class of deputy sheriff recruits is in their final weeks of entry level training, and set to graduate in early May.
To insure unity of command in this new role, Major Phillip S. Kasten has been appointed to the position of Chief Deputy, which has been vacant since the retirement of Colonel Robert L. Keefer on July 9, 2008. The daily operational and administrative responsibilities for the Departments’ of Sheriff Services and Corrections require immediate and detailed attention by the Chief Deputy’s position. Major Kastens’ duties and responsibilities as Administrative Services Bureau Chief were consolidated within the Management Services Bureau, and the Administrative Services Bureau since eliminated. Additionally, Sheriff Tregoning has consolidated the Investigative and Field Services Bureau’s, appointing Major Thomas H. Long as Bureau Chief.
The positions of Investigative Services Bureau Chief and two Sheriff’s Services Assistant Chief positions have been reallocated as non-appointed, division commanders as follows; Patrol Division, Special Operations Division, and Investigative Services Division. A third Commander will be selected through a competitive, internal promotional process to fill the vacated Investigative Services Commander position. Through this reorganization, Sheriff Tregoning has consolidated leadership by streamlining responsibilities according to function while increasing accountability within budget through elimination of an appointed position.