Monday, May 13, 2013
A rundown of recent arrests and police responses.
The following is a rundown of notable arrests and police responses in the City of Laurel from May 5-11, 2013. Incident details are provided by the Laurel Police Department and Crime Reports. Arrests do not necessarily indicate convictions. Sunday, May 5 Monday, May 6 Tuesday, May 7 Wednesday, May 8 Thursday, May 9 Friday, May 10 Saturday, May 11
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Authorities described the incident as a possible suicide.
Update 6:25 p.m.: WBAL reports that all lanes on northbound Interstate 95 have reopened. Update: 4:05 p.m.: One lane is getting by on the left shoulder of northbound Interstate 95 at Brooklyn Bridge Road in Laurel Sunday afternoon due to a Maryland State Police investigation, said Cpl. Robert L. Payne, a state police spokesman. No further information was immediately available. State police will have more information on their investigation later this afternoon, Payne said. Original post, 3:50 p.m.: Northbound Interstate 95 is closed at Brooklyn Bridge Road in Laurel while police investigate a possible suicide, Prince George’s County Fire/EMS spokesman Mark Brady said via Twitter. “PGFD & @HCDFRS handling a possible incident of suicide. A …
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Sunday, May 12
By Patch Staff Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown Kicks Off Gubernatorial Bid In a speech highlighting his military and government service, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown announced in his home county of Prince George's Friday night that he is running for governor of Maryland in the November 2014 election. Dan Bongino’s Home Burglarized Wednesday Night While Family Slept A spokeswoman says computers, purses and a wallet were taken from the Severna Park home of Bongino, the former Secret Service agent who ran for U.S. Senate in 2012. Report: Anne Arundel County Top in State for Generating Tourism Money The county saw a more than 7 percent increase in money from tourism between 2010 and 2011, according to a new report. Businesses Look to Marketplace Fairness…
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The leak affected the Hammond Branch, a tributary of the Little Patuxent River.
Howard County health officials say a pipe that ruptured Friday in North Laurel released some 15,000 gallons of sewage, some of which drained into a tributary of the Little Patuxent River. The break, first observed around 6 a.m., occurred in a 12-inch main at 9705 Washington Blvd., according to a statement from Howard County Health Department spokeswoman Lisa M. de Hernandez. County utility personnel were able to plug the pipe and install a pump by about 10 a.m., but de Hernandez said that the leak impacted the Hammond Branch, a stream which flows into the Little Patuxent. Hyrdated lime—a sanitation aid used for sewage treatment—was applied to the affected land, de Hernandez said, and county health staff posted notices of the spill around …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Police are still working to identify a suspect and motive in last week's incident.
A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the twin killings of Tina Lynn Towler and James Vell Ferguson, the South Laurel couple found slain in their apartment last Thursday. According to police, a nurse who cares for Towler's severely disabled daughter discovered their bodies when she arrived at their home in the 9600 block of Muirkirk Road that morning. Towler, 45, and Ferguson, 42, were both pronounced dead at the scene. The 25-year-old daughter, who suffers from paraplegia and cerebral palsy, was also found in the apartment. Though she was unharmed, authorities transported her to a nearby hospital for observation. Prince George's County Police are still working to identify a suspect and motive …
Investigators are working to identify a suspect.
Authorities say a woman was robbed at knifepoint Wednesday afternoon in Maryland City. According to Anne Arundel County Police, officers responded to the 200 block of Easton South around 3:20 p.m. on a report of a robbery. When they arrived, a 33-year-old woman at the scene told police she had been pushing a shopping cart down the road when an unknown man approached her and "engaged her in casual conversation." Suddenly, she said, the man pulled out a knife, demanded her purse, forced it off of her arm, and fled the area. Officers canvassed the vicinity but were uable to locate the suspect, police said. He's described as a 5'9" man in his 30s who was wearing a white T-shirt and tan shorts at the time. The woman was unharmed in the incident.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Authorities are seeking to identify a man caught on camera at the bank.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, May 8
From the Laurel Police Department: The Laurel Police Department is seeking assistance identifying the suspect in the attached surveillance photos. On May 7, 2013, at approximately 2:15 pm, the suspect entered the BB&T Bank, 380 Main Street, and passed a note to the teller demanding money. The suspect is described as a black male, thin build, approximately 6’0’’, with mustache and goatee, wearing black-rimmed glasses and dark clothing. The suspect left in an unknown direction. Anyone with information as to the identity of the suspect is encouraged to call the Laurel Police Department at 301-498-0092.
The check will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ourisman car dealership on Crain Highway.
Child safety seats can save your child's life in an accident—if installed correctly. After technicians participating in an April 10 car seat check in Oxon Hill found 100 percent of child safety seats were installed incorrectly, the county's police department has decided to host another seat check Wednesday. Prince George’s County Police, in cooperation with the Prince George’s County Federal Credit Union, are hosting a car seat check at the Ourisman car dealership on Crain Highway in Bowie. The safety seat check, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., is free and open to the public. Seats should be installed prior to arrival. Certified car seat installation technicians will be on hand to check the seats. Each check will take about 30 minutes, and …
Monday, May 6, 2013
The legislation restricts people from pointing lasers at aircraft.
A flight crew from Prince George's County Police Department has been "instrumental" in helping pass a Senate bill that was later signed into law on May 2. According to the PGPD, Cpl. Todd Dolihite and Cpl. Christopher Elrod—pilots on PGPD's aviation unit—helped Maryland senators pass a bill that would "make it a crime to knowingly and willfully shine, point, or focus the beam of a laser pointer on a pilot operating an aircraft." The pilots suffered serious injuries to their eyes on Jan. 8, 2013, after they were blinded by a commercial grade laser, according to police. The suspect in that case was convicted of assault and served 20 days in the Upper Marlboro Detention Center. Dolihite and Elrod testified earlier this spring in favor of the …
A rundown of recent arrests and police responses.
The following is a rundown of notable arrests and police responses in the City of Laurel from April 27-30, 2013. Incident details are provided by the Laurel Police Department. Arrests do not necessarily indicate convictions. Tuesday, April 30 DRUG ARREST, 14900-BLK Baltimore Avenue, 5:15 p.m.: An Officer made a traffic stop and discovered that the driver had marijuana in her possession. The 43-year-old woman was arrested. ASSAULT ARREST, 300-BLK Domer Avenue, 9:05 p.m.: A citizen reported several juveniles hanging outside waiting to assault another juvenile. Officers arrived and were able to investigate the incident further, leading to one juvenile arrest for assault. RECOVERED STOLEN AUTO, 600-BLK Lafayette Avenue, 10:56 p.m.: An officer…