Thursday, June 16, 2011
Here's a few things to know in the neighborhood today.
1. Did a scheduling mishap for a Laurel City Council meeting leave residents shut out during a public hearing? The Laurel City Council held its monthly meeting this week, and while elected officials and staff were in attendance, several residents who wanted to speak on an impending 7-11 development on Marshal Avenue said they received wrong information about the meeting time. During the summer, the council changed meeting times from 7 p.m. to 6 p.m. But the time change was not posted to the city's website or meeting board infront of the building before the meeting. Residents who showed at 7 p.m. missed their chance for a public hearing before the council approved plans to move forward the development of a new 7-11 store. Kim Rau, the city …
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Police found the body of an adult male near a backyard in Russett.
You asked, we answered. After a reader inquired about a body that was found near her backyard, Laurel Patch got to the bottom of things. According to Anne Arundel County police, the body of an adult male in his 20s was found along Carriage Walk in Russett shortly before 2 p.m. Friday. His body was taken to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore. The death is not being investigated as a murder at this time, said Justin Mulcahy, a police spokesman. He added that the man was a possible missing person. Police are still awaiting a report from the Medical Examiner for the cause of death.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Employee narrowly escapes encounter with robber.
Anne Arundel County Police are looking for a man believed to have robbed the Russett Cleaners in Maryland City Thursday afternoon. According to police, a man walked into the cleaners along the 3300 block of Laurel Ft. Meade Road and stole money out of the cash register. The suspect then demanded more money from the store’s employee and attempted to force the employee into the back of the store by pushing her and grabbing her neck. The employee was able to escape out of the store through a side entrance. She then called the police. The suspect was last seen on foot. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.