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September 6, 2011
City officials will dedicate the community meeting hall at the Laurel Police Department on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. The meeting hall, named the Partnership Activity Center, was the sanctuary of the former First Baptist Church building and is the last area to be renovated as part of the Laurel Police Department's move to the complex at 811 Fifth St. in April 2010. Design plans included adding a kitchen and bathrooms and making the room handicapped accessible. Floors and lighting have been upgraded; the room has been painted; and high-energy-efficient windows were installed when other windows were replaced in the rest of the Police Department building.
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By Will Fesperman, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2014
Laurel officials say a 62-year-old resident was arrested for violating a city ordinance Sunday when he shot a snake in the woods behind his house. Police were called to the 15000 block of Laurel Oaks Lane in Laurel around 12:25 p.m. after callers reported hearing gunshots. Police found the man in his yard holding a shotgun, and he acknowledged killing a snake, according to a press release from the Laurel police department. James Matthews Jr. was charged with violating a city ordinance that prohibits "the discharging of any firearm, air rifle, slingshot, or other weapon that discharges a projectile," that can hurt someone" unless in personal self-defense or in defense of property, the release said.
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By Will Fesperman, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2014
Laurel officials say a 62-year-old resident was arrested for violating a city ordinance Sunday when he shot a snake in the woods behind his house. Police were called to the 15000 block of Laurel Oaks Lane in Laurel around 12:25 p.m. after callers reported hearing gunshots. Police found the man in his yard holding a shotgun, and he acknowledged killing a snake, according to a press release from the Laurel police department. James Matthews Jr. was charged with violating a city ordinance that prohibits "the discharging of any firearm, air rifle, slingshot, or other weapon that discharges a projectile," that can hurt someone" unless in personal self-defense or in defense of property, the release said.
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By Gwendolyn Glenn | July 10, 2013
The number of auto thefts in Prince George's County has dropped by more than 54 percent over the last five years, according to state figures. Laurel Police Department officials said the city has also seen a decreased number of auto thefts in recent years. In 2004, auto thefts were at epidemic levels in Prince George's with nearly 50 vehicles stolen daily. That year, more than 18,000 auto thefts were reported in the county, the highest number of stolen vehicles in Maryland. "In 2011, the last complete year for auto theft numbers, there were less than that many statewide (a total of 15,376)
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May 27, 2011
This is in response to the letter "Main Street Festival attracted 'microcosm' of American society" ( Leader, May 19). The "microcosm" you speak of is the melting pot. Laurel is an all-inclusive town and at least for my 44 years, Laurel has represented itself that way. The different events hosted by the town attract many of the townies. I don't always go to the Main Street Festival, but I have been on hand several times. The aimless, shiftless group have always been there and will probably continue.
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October 26, 2011
We of Side by Side wish to express our appreciation to the community for supporting our first "Kicks for a Cause" fundraising kickball tournament on Oct. 8, and consequently our work aiding Laurel public elementary schools and their families. We are very grateful to our sponsors: Academy Ford, B C Electric, Laurel Presbyterian Church, Laurel Park Apartments, Laurelton Court Apartments, Middletowne/The Dona Apartments, Steward Manor Apartments and Joe and Joan Robison. Thanks also to the teams: Bethany Community Church, Bond Mill Elementary School, First Baptist Church, First United Methodist Church, Kool Kats, Laurel Historical Society, Montpelier Elementary, St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Scotchtown Hills Elementary and West Laurel.
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By Gwendolyn Glenn | July 10, 2013
The number of auto thefts in Prince George's County has dropped by more than 54 percent over the last five years, according to state figures. Laurel Police Department officials said the city has also seen a decreased number of auto thefts in recent years. In 2004, auto thefts were at epidemic levels in Prince George's with nearly 50 vehicles stolen daily. That year, more than 18,000 auto thefts were reported in the county, the highest number of stolen vehicles in Maryland. "In 2011, the last complete year for auto theft numbers, there were less than that many statewide (a total of 15,376)
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May 30, 2012
The family of Todd Amigh wishes to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Laurel Police Department for the sympathy shown during the services and funeral for my son Todd. We would especially like to express our appreciation and thanks to Capt. Carl DeWalt and his unit and to Cpl. Imtiaz Alli during the funeral procession to the cemetery. Their professionalism, compassion and respect for our family, friends and Todd will not be forgotten. They are a credit to the Laurel Police Department and the community.
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September 16, 2011
The Laurel Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Saturday, Sept. 17, in an effort to raise the level of public awareness and inform citizens about the efforts that are being used to identify and apprehend impaired drivers. The sobriety checkpoint will be held between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. at Eighth Street and Talbott Avenue (Route 198 westbound). For more information, contact Laurel Public Information Officer James Collins at 301-725-5300 ext. 2244.
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June 8, 2011
For some old-fashioned fun, bring the family to the bike decorating contest and parade followed by an ice cream social Friday, June 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Laurel Armory Anderson and Murphy Community Center, 422 Montgomery St. Kids can decorate their bikes and scooters inside the armory (bike helmets must be worn). Then a parade starts at 7:15 p.m. on Montgomery Street between Fourth and Fifth streets. Ice cream social follows the parade. Sponsored by the Laurel Department of Parks and Recreation, and Laurel Police Department.
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October 26, 2011
We of Side by Side wish to express our appreciation to the community for supporting our first "Kicks for a Cause" fundraising kickball tournament on Oct. 8, and consequently our work aiding Laurel public elementary schools and their families. We are very grateful to our sponsors: Academy Ford, B C Electric, Laurel Presbyterian Church, Laurel Park Apartments, Laurelton Court Apartments, Middletowne/The Dona Apartments, Steward Manor Apartments and Joe and Joan Robison. Thanks also to the teams: Bethany Community Church, Bond Mill Elementary School, First Baptist Church, First United Methodist Church, Kool Kats, Laurel Historical Society, Montpelier Elementary, St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Scotchtown Hills Elementary and West Laurel.
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September 6, 2011
City officials will dedicate the community meeting hall at the Laurel Police Department on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. The meeting hall, named the Partnership Activity Center, was the sanctuary of the former First Baptist Church building and is the last area to be renovated as part of the Laurel Police Department's move to the complex at 811 Fifth St. in April 2010. Design plans included adding a kitchen and bathrooms and making the room handicapped accessible. Floors and lighting have been upgraded; the room has been painted; and high-energy-efficient windows were installed when other windows were replaced in the rest of the Police Department building.
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May 27, 2011
This is in response to the letter "Main Street Festival attracted 'microcosm' of American society" ( Leader, May 19). The "microcosm" you speak of is the melting pot. Laurel is an all-inclusive town and at least for my 44 years, Laurel has represented itself that way. The different events hosted by the town attract many of the townies. I don't always go to the Main Street Festival, but I have been on hand several times. The aimless, shiftless group have always been there and will probably continue.
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November 27, 2012
The city's annual Breakfast with Santa will be held Saturday, Dec. 8 at 9 a.m. at the Partnership Activity Center, 811 Fifth St., adjacent to the Laurel Police Department. Strolling carolers will entertain during breakfast. Families are encouraged to bring their own cameras for holiday photos with Santa, Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. The cost is $7.00 per person; pre-registration is required as space is limited. To register, call 301-725-7800.
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September 30, 2011
The Laurel Police Department's Crime Line is holding a fundraiser at Tampico Grill, on Route 1 south, Thursday, Oct. 6 from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Patrons who mention the Crime Line fundraiser will have 40 percent of their food and alcohol purchases donated to Crime Line. Through Crime Line, citizens can offer information on crimes to Laurel Police without identifying themselves. Crime Line was started at the urging of Shirley Bell after the 2005 slaying of her son, Brian Moses, a Laurel High School grad, whose death remains an unsolved homicide.
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