November 1, 2011
Laurel police report felonies, arrests and property crimes. Prince George's County police report violent crimes and property crime. Howard County police report major crimes, break-ins and car thefts. City of Laurel Washington Boulevard , 100 block, Oct. 29. Green 1996 Ford Crown Victoria with North Carolina tags stolen. Arbory Court , 7600 block, Oct. 29. Blue 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser with black convertible top and Maryland tags stolen. Sandy Spring Road , 7900 block, Oct. 28. Catalytic converter stolen from Toyota 4Runner.
October 11, 2011
Abell Avenue 3300 block, between 8 p.m. Oct. 6 and 7:45 a.m. Oct. 7. 1995 Ford Taurus with Maryland tags 17987 HT stolen. No color reported. Churchwardens Road 100 block, between 10:40 and 10:47 a.m. Oct. 4. Break-in reported, but no property taken. Entry gained by standing on patio chair, climbing onto rear roof and prying open second-floor window. Intruder fled when alarm sounded. East Cold Spring Lane Unit block at 10:56 a.m. Oct. 3. DVD stolen from unlocked vehicle and recovered.
September 12, 2011
The following is compiled from police reports from the Towson and Cockeysville precincts. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible Cockeysville Quiet Stream Court, unit block, at 12:30 a.m. Sept. 6. A man in a dark hooded sweat shirt approached another man, placed an unknown metal object to his body and demanded money. After searching man's pockets, he ran away. Beaver Run Lane, unit block, between 3 p.m. Sept.
April 26, 2007
The news that Toyota surpassed GM the other day to become the world's largest auto manufacturer will surprise exactly no one who's bought an American clunker in the past 25 years, a huge segment of the population that, unfortunately, includes me. Oh, I could tell you horror stories about the transmission that locked up on my old Chevy Camaro. Or the tailpipe assembly that dropped off our old Plymouth Reliant when my wife was driving with her mom on I-95. (Her mom thought the engine had dropped out. Ha!
August 25, 2004
Four people were injured and the Baltimore Beltway was shut down for about two hours last night after dogs running through westbound traffic near Dulaney Valley Road in Towson triggered a series of collisions that left a tractor-trailer overturned in the eastbound lanes. Two dogs were seen running between cars and trucks in the Beltway's westbound lanes about 9:20 p.m., said Baltimore County Fire Department Capt. Glenn Blackwell. As drivers swerved and slowed to avoid hitting the animals, the tractor-trailer hauling wood products slammed into the back of a Ford Taurus and a Toyota RAV4 sport utility vehicle.
August 19, 2004
A Washington man was killed and a Laurel man was seriously injured yesterday morning after they were thrown from a truck during a two-vehicle accident near Arundel Mills mall, police said. Angelo W. Martin, 34, and Jeffrey Porter Ford, 41, were flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center about 9:45 a.m. Martin died a short time later, and Ford was admitted in serious condition, according to a report from Anne Arundel County police. According to the police report, a GMC Jimmy truck, driven by Ford and carrying Martin and another passenger, ran a red light on Arundel Mills Boulevard at Bass Pro Drive and the ramp to Route 100. As it crossed the intersection, the truck was hit by a Ford Taurus, the report said.