Friday, November 23, 2012
Puddles was last seen in West Laurel near Burtonsville.
The owners of a 1 1/2-year-old golden retriever named Puddles are offering a $1,000 reward for her return. Puddles, who's been missing since Nov. 17, was last seen in West Laurel near Burtonsville. She's described as weighing 50-60 pounds with a dark gold coat. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact 301-252-5700, day or night. For more information, visit here.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Cuts expected to bolster shuttle services to Shady Grove.
It’s the end of the line for the University of Maryland’s shuttle services to Laurel, Bowie and Burtonsville. This week the College Park campus’ Department of Transportation Services announced that routes to the three locations would end Oct. 12 after 10 years in operation, reports college’s student paper, The Diamondback. Ending the routes is expected to save more than $60,000 that will be reallocated to improving efficiency along the Shady Grove route, according to the school’s DOT. School officials said the cancelled routes suffer from low ridership in comparison to the Shady Grove Route. The Laurel, Bowie, and Burtonsville route was mainly used by staff and the Shady Grove route was mainly used by students, according to The …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Business fined $30K by state.
The owner of a Laurel dry cleaning businesses has been fined thousands of dollars by the state after pleading guilty to improperly disposing of chemicals used the cleaner, reports The Baltimore Sun. Mehret Sium, 58, owner of Discount Dry Cleaners LLC, entered guilty pleas Aug. 31 in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court related to charges of illegal disposal of hazardous waste and failure to follow hazardous waste transportation requirements, the Sun reports. Acting on a tip received in the spring, the Maryland Department of the Environment found 18 drums of dry cleaning solvent waste on the side of Dicus Mill Road near Millersville. The drums traced back to the Laurel dry cleaner, according to the Sun. The business was subsequently fined $30,…
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Man was only fatality in single-vehicle crash.
A West Laurel man is dead after being involved in a single-vehicle crash in Burtonsville over the weekend, according to Montgomery County Police. The incident occurred along Route 29 Saturday afternoon near Howard County when Glenn Clarence Mills II, 56, lost control of his vehicle and drove off the roadway into a ravine over a small creek just north of the Route 198 intersection, according to a report in The Gazette. Mills was taken to Laurel Regional Hospital but died later that day from his injuries. Montgomery County Police Department’s Collision Reconstruction Unit are unsure why Mills veered off the road, but have said it is not a result of Friday’s storm and subsequent power outages, according to The Gazette. Witnesses of the crash …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Dr. Mirza Hussain Baig will also pay a $50,000 fine and forfeit $250,000, according the Republic.
A Laurel-based doctor convicted of bribing former Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson was sentenced to 18 months in prison, the Republic reports. He will also pay $50,000 and forfeit $250,000, the website reported. Dr. Mirza Hussain Baig, 68, of Burtonsville pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit extortion in connection with paying bribes to Jack Johnson and James Johnson, Patch reported last month. He faced up to five years in prison for the crime. Baig, a physician who practices in Laurel, is president of Laurel Lakes Primary Care and a residential and commercial developer, according to the Washington Examiner. He gave Johnson thousands of dollars between 2006 and 2010, including a cashiers check for $50,000 that Johnson did …
Monday, January 3, 2011
Park Police found several weapons on the group.
Park Police arrested three people for shooting weapons at homemade targets in Burtonsville on Jan. 1, according to a release from the department. The Montgomery County Division of Maryland-National Capital Park Police responded to a call that what sounded like shots had been fired around 3:15 p.m., near McKnew Park. Officers followed the sound of shots into a wooded area of Fairland Recreational Park, located at 3928 Greencastle Road. Three adults, Tyler McGhee, 21,Gabrielle Salvatore, 20 and Joseph Cannedy, 22, all from Laurel, were found firing several weapons into homemade targets, according to police. Weapons included an AR-15 assault rifle, a 9MM handgun, a .22 caliber rifle and a "short barreled" shotgun. All three individuals …