Thursday, September 13, 2012
Police say the illegal operation operated in Beltsville.
Prince George’s County police have shut down a fencing operation for stolen goods that they say was run out of a Beltsville hair salon. Police charged Esther Goodwin with two counts of theft, alleging she ran a lucrative fencing operation out of her salon on the 4700 block of Sellman Road. According to police, Goodwin purchased goods from professional thieves who had stolen merchandise from a DSW store in Largo. Police said they were contacted in June by an officer for DSW’s loss prevention about a possible fencing operation because the store was losing so much merchandise. Police did surveillance and undercover work to locate the Beltsville salon. Police said undercover officers posing as thieves sold $5,000 worth of merchandise to …
Monday, September 10, 2012
The Beltsville, MD-based company can now liquidate after filing for bankruptcy twice.
Ritz Camera & Image LLC was granted permission to liquidate after the Beltsville-based company failed to find a buyer, according to court records and published reports. Ritz filed for bankruptcy in June, according to federal court records obtained by Patch. It is the second time in three years Ritz Camera has filed for bankruptcy, the court records show. On Sept. 6, the company held an auction to sell the company or, as Bloomberg Businessweek reported, “sell the right to liquidate the chain through going-out-of-business sales.” The auction was won by two liquidation companies, Hilco Merchant Resources LLC and Gordon Brothers Retail Partners LLC, The Washington Business Journal reported. The company’s origins date back to 1918. As of …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Authorities said that help from the public led to a positive identification.
Update, Sept. 1: Police have identified a body found in Beltsville Neighborhood Park this week as that of Ingrid Lizet Martinez-Alvarez, 22, of the 7900 block of Riggs Road. Authorities said that media reports on the case helped police collect tips from the public and eventually make a positive identification. Original Post, Aug, 29: Police have launched a homicide investigation after a body was discovered Wednesday morning at Beltsville Neighborhood Park, authorities said. Around 8:38 a.m., a passerby called 911 to report an unresponsive adult female lying on the ground, according to police. Maryland-National Capital Park Police and Prince George's County EMS responded to the park, where they found a woman with signs of trauma to her …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Large crowd turns out for town hall meeting.
Prince George's County officials, speaking at a town hall meeting, said the county budget continues to be a challenge and real improvement won't come until the county diversifies its financial base. District 1 Councilwoman Mary A. Lehman and County Executive Rushern L. Baker spoke at the community meeting at the Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center. More than 100 residents turned out for the event, organized by Lehman to address District 1 constituents, which included residents in Laurel, College Park, Beltsville, Adelphi, and Calverton. Lehman gave residents a presentation of accomplishments made during the legislative session in Upper Marlboro. Baker told the crowd that Prince George’s County Council overcame a difficult budget and …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Mary Lehman wants citizens to be more knowledgeable about the county’s planning process.
Class was in session this week at the Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center as Prince George’s County Council member Mary A. Lehman held the first of a series of informational presentations that are meant to help residents better understand the county planning process. The series is called Planning 101 and the next one is planned for 7-9 p.m. on March 7 at the Beltsville Academy, 4300 Wicomico Ave. At the senior center, about 15 people attended the event, which featured a presentation from county planners on the process of land use and development within the county. Lehman (D-Dist. 1) said that she wants residents to better understand how land zoning effects what buildings and projects are allowed to be built and where they're built …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Mary Lehman is selected to be chair of Prince George's County Council Committee.
Prince George's County Councilwoman Mary Lehman of Laurel has a powerful new assignment: She will be sitting at the summit of the Transportation, Housing and Environment committee. Council members are assigned to committees by the council chair and vice chair. Committees help to shape legislation and policy for departments and services within Prince George’s County government. As chair of the committee, Lehman (D-Dist. 1) of Laurel, would have influence over several areas such as: the Department of Environmental Resources, which handles permitting in the county, the Department of Public Works and Transportation and the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. “I’m very excited about [the] Department of Environmental Resources, Public …
Monday, August 29, 2011
Before Hurricane Irene swept through the region, state and local officials cut the ribbon on the Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center.
State and local officials cut the ribbon at the Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center on Friday on Contee Road. During the ceremony, seniors crowed into the only standalone senior activity center in Prince George's County. The center is a one-story building that has 23,500 squre feet of usable space and is open Mondays-Thursdays: 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Fridays: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., and Sundays: Closed. Stick with Patch for the full story.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Crowd wants answers from Councilwoman Mary Lehman, County Executive Rushern Baker.
More than 100 Laurel, College Park, Adelphi, Beltsville and Calverton residents packed a District 1 town hall meeting this week, demanding answers about development, water rates and infrastructure from Prince George's County officials. Councilwoman Mary A. Lehman (D-Dist. 1) organized the meeting Wednesday night in Beltsville that included County Executive Rushern Baker and officials from county agencies. Residents peppered officials with questions about the approval of environmentally hazardous developments, increasing Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) rates, funding for infrastructure on county roadways and over-development in rural areas. Lehman presented the crowd with a roundup of what was accomplished in the county for …