MD, DC, VA Bus chase (11/5-11/6)

MD, DC, VA Bus chase (11/5-11/6)

Post by Patrick D. Luken » Thu, 07 Nov 1996 04:00:00


> This is what scanning is all about...

> Tuesday night (11/5) about 10-10:30 I turn the scanner on before bed,
> after elections, and since I include P-MARS in my normal bank, I hear the
> MD State Police are chasing a stolen Baltimore City bus.

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> Brian Raines     N3XWJ  ||  www.universe.digex.net/~bnr/3000.html


Man, I love good scanner stories!!!  I wonder if this will make the
national news tonight...  Did any news copters get any really good
footage?

--Patrick

 
 
 

MD, DC, VA Bus chase (11/5-11/6)

Post by bn » Thu, 07 Nov 1996 04:00:00


This is what scanning is all about...

Tuesday night (11/5) about 10-10:30 I turn the scanner on before bed,
after elections, and since I include P-MARS in my normal bank, I hear the
MD State Police are chasing a stolen Baltimore City bus.  I picked up the
chase on the GW Parkway in VA.  Headed south, it reaches Mt. Vernon and
turns around and heads back north on the Parkway, eventually entering
Wash.  DC...at this time there are 3 or 4 helicopters, US Park Police,
Alexandria City Police, Metropolitan PD (DC), Fairfax County Police (you
get the idea...everyone was there).  The bus heads through DC into MD (PG
County police now involved), across the Woodrow Wilson bridge on the DC
beltway and back into VA where the VA state police now join the pursuit.
(Broadcast TV coverage the next day says at one point there are 33
cruisers involved in the chase).  Bus speeds range from 50-60 mph.  At
least two different types of devices to blow the tires by at least two
different jurisdictions were tried at least 4 times...only succeeded to
damage cruiser tires.  Apparently the bus tire treads were too heavy.  By
now most of the action is on the VA State Police freq. along with a
play-by-play from the helicopters still on P-MARS.  Bus slows at least
once but continues...by now cruisers are dropping out of the chase because
of fuel.  All jurisdictions did a great job anticipating the route the
driver was taking and getting pedestrian traffic out of the way.  To get a
description in case the driver bailed, one cruiser got "close enough to
kiss him."  The VA State police were preparing a cruiser with a shotgun to
take a shot at the engine...the compartment was open, but never resorted
to trying it. Finally around Culpepper, VA the driver swerves the bus and
flips it.  Suspect taken into custody around 2am.

All in all, chase lasted at least 3 - 3 1/2 hours and 180 miles, starting
in MD, into VA, into DC, back into MD, then back into VA...in a bus!
Congrats to all jurisdictions involved...no serious injuries, most of the
damage was to parked vehicles.  And this driver was very active in ramming
cruisers and other cars when they came close enough.

Kind of a real life SPEED.

Best of all....I got to listen to it all.  Exactly what this hobby is all
about!

Anybody else catch any of this?  73's

Brian Raines     N3XWJ  ||  www.universe.digex.net/~bnr/3000.html

 
 
 

MD, DC, VA Bus chase (11/5-11/6)

Post by kfowl.. » Fri, 08 Nov 1996 04:00:00


>This is what scanning is all about...
>Tuesday night (11/5) about 10-10:30 I turn the scanner on before bed,
>after elections, and since I include P-MARS in my normal bank, I hear the
>MD State Police are chasing a stolen Baltimore City bus.  I picked up the
>chase on the GW Parkway in VA.  Headed south, it reaches Mt. Vernon and
>turns around and heads back north on the Parkway, eventually entering
>Wash.  DC...at this time there are 3 or 4 helicopters, US Park Police,
>Alexandria City Police, Metropolitan PD (DC), Fairfax County Police (you
>get the idea...everyone was there).  The bus heads through DC into MD (PG
>County police now involved), across the Woodrow Wilson bridge on the DC
>beltway and back into VA where the VA state police now join the pursuit.
>(Broadcast TV coverage the next day says at one point there are 33
>cruisers involved in the chase).  Bus speeds range from 50-60 mph.  At
>least two different types of devices to blow the tires by at least two
>different jurisdictions were tried at least 4 times...only succeeded to
>damage cruiser tires.  Apparently the bus tire treads were too heavy.  By
>now most of the action is on the VA State Police freq. along with a
>play-by-play from the helicopters still on P-MARS.  Bus slows at least
>once but continues...by now cruisers are dropping out of the chase because
>of fuel.  All jurisdictions did a great job anticipating the route the
>driver was taking and getting pedestrian traffic out of the way.  To get a
>description in case the driver bailed, one cruiser got "close enough to
>kiss him."  The VA State police were preparing a cruiser with a shotgun to
>take a shot at the engine...the compartment was open, but never resorted
>to trying it. Finally around Culpepper, VA the driver swerves the bus and
>flips it.  Suspect taken into custody around 2am.

 Did anyone have any tape of any comms from VSP. Fairfax,PW co or
stafford on this....maybe even BPD, MSP, Alex police....

Ken

 
 
 

MD, DC, VA Bus chase (11/5-11/6)

Post by bn » Fri, 08 Nov 1996 04:00:00

:
: >This is what scanning is all about...
:
:  Did anyone have any tape of any comms from VSP. Fairfax,PW co or
: stafford on this....maybe even BPD, MSP, Alex police....
:
: Ken
:

That would have been a great idea (what is it they say about hindsight?).
I even have a machine set up with a feed so I could have done it easily.
I guess I was so caught up in trying to get all the different scanners on
the right freq's...VSP would have been the one to get!

A couple people of sent me mail asking what P-MARS is...It is the police
mutual aid frequency.  In my area this is 453.55.  There is also a fire
mutual aid on 154.28 and I believe a nationwide mutual aid used on
155.475.  I keep them programmed in my main bank although they are usually
quiet...but when something big happens (like this) and it crosses many
jurisdictions the channel will become active and you can get a lot of
info.

Good scanning...73

Brian Raines     N3XWJ  ||  www.universe.digex.net/~bnr/3000.html

 
 
 

MD, DC, VA Bus chase (11/5-11/6)

Post by cli.. » Thu, 14 Nov 1996 04:00:00

I am new to all this.  I have RS  PRO-62 (200 channels)
Does anyone in DC area have a list of good freq's I should load in?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks


>This is what scanning is all about...

>Tuesday night (11/5) about 10-10:30 I turn the scanner on before bed,
>after elections, and since I include P-MARS in my normal bank, I hear the
>MD State Police are chasing a stolen Baltimore City bus.  I picked up the
>chase on the GW Parkway in VA.  Headed south, it reaches Mt. Vernon and
>turns around and heads back north on the Parkway, eventually entering
>Wash.  DC...at this time there are 3 or 4 helicopters, ... ...
>Anybody else catch any of this?  73's

>Brian Raines     N3XWJ  ||  www.universe.digex.net/~bnr/3000.html


 
 
 

MD, DC, VA Bus chase (11/5-11/6)

Post by Derelict [Scared Poe » Thu, 14 Nov 1996 04:00:00

: I am new to all this.  I have RS  PRO-62 (200 channels)
: Does anyone in DC area have a list of good freq's I should load in?

                        WASHINGTON, DC Police Freqs

Base            Mobile          Call Sign       Agency
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
39.020          ******          KGA 829         Washington Corrections
39.080          ******          KGA 820         Washington Corrections
154.680         ******          WHP 83          Washington Metro Police
154.860         ******          WHP 83          Washington Metro Police
154.890         ******          KLG 611         Washington Metro Police(OPS)
154.920         ******          KLG 616         Washington Metro Police
155.250         ******          KLG 615         Washington Metro Police
155.310         ******          KLG 613         Washington Metro Police
155.415         ******          KLG 604         Washington Metro Police
155.490         ******          WNFE 764        Capitol Heights Police
156.030         ******          KRJ 869         Washington Metro Police
156.090         ******          KLG 608         Washington Metro Police
158.790         156.030         KRJ 859         Washington Metro Police(T1)
158.850         156.090         KLG 608         Washington Metro Police(T2)
159.030         (none)          KBZ 474         Washington Metro PD (PAGE)
159.150         ?               KLG 615         Washington Metro PD (CW1)
453.525         458.525         KTT 830         GSA (Special Police)
460.025         465.025         KLG 615         Washington Metro PD (A3)
460.100         465.100         KLG 605         Washington Metro PD (NW)
460.150         465.150         KLG 609         Washington Metro PD (A6)
460.200         465.200         KLG 616         Washington Metro PD (A5)
460.250         465.250         KLG 610         Washington Metro PD (A2)
460.275         465.275         KLG 611         Washington Metro PD (A11)
460.325         465.325         KLG 615         Washington Metro PD (A12)
460.350         465.350         KLG 604         Washington Metro PD (A1)
460.400         465.400         KLG 613         Washington Metro PD (SE)
460.425         465.425         KLG 606         Washington Metro PD (A9)
460.450         465.450         KLG 607         Washington Metro PD (A8)
460.475         465.475         KLG 603         Washington Metro PD (A7)
460.500         465.500         KLG 614         Washington Metro PD (A4)

                        Trunked System

855.212         810.212         KNJE 616        Washington Metro PD
855.327         810.237         KNJE 616        Washington Metro PD
855.462         810.462         KNJE 616        Washington Metro PD
856.237         811.237         KNJU 834        Washington Metro PD
856.737         811.737         KNJU 834        Washington Metro PD
856.987         811.987         KNJU 834        Washington Metro PD
857.237         812.237         KNJU 834        Washingtom Metro PD
857.737         812.737         KNJU 834        Washington Metro PD
857.987         812.987         KNJU 834        Washington Metro PD
858.237         813.237         KNJU 834        Washington Metro PD
858.737         813.737         KNJU 834        Washington Metro PD
858.987         813.987         KNJU 834        Washington Metro PD
859.237         814.237         KNJU 834        Washington Metro PD
859.737         814.737         KNJU 834        Washington Metro PD
859.987         814.987         KNJU 834        Washington Metro PD
860.237         815.237         KNJU 834        Washington Metro PD
860.737         815.737         KNJU 834        Washington Metro PD
860.987         815.987         KNJU 834        Washington Metro PD

("******" denotes mobiles operating on the same frequency as the base)