January 29, 2013
Laurel police report felonies, arrests and property crimes. Prince George's County police report violent crimes and property crimes. City of Laurel Baltimore Avenue, 14900 block, Jan. 19. Theft. Dorset Road, 15700 block, Jan. 18. Theft from motor vehicle. Washington Boulevard, 900 block, Jan. 18. Shoplifting. Kay Court, 800 block, Jan. 17. Theft from building. Bowie Road, 14600 block, Jan. 17. Theft from motor vehicle. Montgomery Street, 300 block, Jan. 16. Theft from motor vehicle.
December 27, 2012
After five years of progress in reducing or holding virtually stable the number of homicides committed in Baltimore City, 2012 saw a disturbing rise in killings over the previous year. City officials need to ask themselves whether this is merely a statistical blip in an otherwise generally positive trend, or whether it indicates more serious problems ahead. As of today, 215 people have been killed in the city, a 10 percent increase over this time last year. In 2011, the first year since the 1970s with fewer than 200 homicides, officials pointed to the drop as a major victory against crime and a sign that Baltimore was finally on a path to shed its image as one of America's most dangerous cities.
November 30, 2012
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office said Friday that a 21-year-old Marriottsville man was arrested and charged for the theft of a Toyota RAV 4 and some $6,000 of hunting rifles and hunting equipment from unlocked vehicles at a condominium complex in Eldersburg. According to reports, just after 6 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, sheriff's deputies responded to Rudy-Serra Drive, south of Liberty Road, for a call from a resident reporting the theft of his Toyota RAV 4, which was left in the parking lot unlocked with the keys inside.
November 6, 2012
Laurel police report felonies, arrests and property crimes. Prince George's County police report violent crimes and property crimes. Howard County police report major crimes, break-ins and car thefts. City of Laurel Eighth Street, 800 block, Nov. 3. Theft. Fairlawn Avenue, 900 block, Nov. 2. Theft. Shiloh Court, 14600 block, Nov. 1. Motor vehicle theft. Huntington Court, 9100 block, Oct. 31. Theft. Philip Court, 14600 block, Oct. 30. Motor vehicle theft.
October 24, 2012
Five teenagers have been arrested in a weeks-long Carroll County "vandalism spree" that caused $20,000 worth of damage to 129 cars and saw more than $5,000 worth of portable electronics, jewelry and other valuables stolen, according to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office. "The only explanation given for this is a case of youthful mischief," said Major Phil Kasten, a sheriff's office spokesman. Police said the teens, all North Carroll High School students between the ages of 14 and 17, began their crime spree on Aug. 4, spending the night shattering car windshields, bending antennas and removing nearly $1,500 worth of valuables and prescription drugs from vehicles parked in residential driveways.
October 10, 2012
Laurel police report felonies, arrests and property crimes. Prince George's County police report violent crimes and property crimes. City of Laurel Washington Boulevard, 300 block, Oct. 6. Motor vehicle theft. Tenth Street, 600 block, Oct. 6. Theft from motor vehicle. Arbory Court, 7600 block, Oct. 6. Forced entry burglary. Cherry Lane, 8000 block, Oct. 4. Pick pocketing theft. Laurelton Drive, 15300 block, Oct. 2. Bicycle theft. Bowie Road, 100 block, Oct. 1. Forced entry burglary.