February 15, 2013
Attorneys General in Maryland and 29 other states have reached a $29 million settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. designed to strengthen protections for consumers impacted by safety defects and prevent miscommunication over faulty equipment. Toyota had failed to warn consumers in a timely manner about known problems with unintended acceleration caused by sticky accelerator pedals and floor mat pedal entrapment, according to a complaint filed Thursday by the Maryland AG's Consumer Protection Division.
February 7, 2012
Art Museum Drive Unit block, between 10:15 a.m. and 12:50 p.m. Jan. 30. Garmin GPS stolen from vehicle. North Calvert Street 3200 block at 4:30 a.m. Jan. 29. Garmin GPS, charger, CD, Gatorade, peanuts stolen from unlocked vehicle. Calvin Avenue 400 block, between 10 a.m. and 1:40 p.m. Laptop, camera stolen from resident. Entry gained through front door, possibly by using key. East Cold Spring Lane 500 block at 3:15 p.m. Feb. 1. Stolen blue, 2012 Nissan Altima with Maryland tags 4BPF63 recovered.
January 18, 2012
A 35-year-old Gaithersburg woman died following a car accident Tuesday night in Crofton, according to the Anne Arundel County police department. Angela C. Biggins was driving a 2000 Toyota Corolla northbound on Route 3, when she entered the southbound lanes and struck a 2000 Mercedes head-on at about 8:32 p.m. The accident occurred near the highway's intersection with McKnew Road. The Mercedes ended up in a ditch, and the Toyota spun around and stopped in one of the southbound lanes of Route 3. Biggins was transported to Baltimore Washington Medical Center, where she later died.
December 12, 2011
In the holiday spirit of giving, grants were doled out today to support environmental causes in Maryland and nationwide. First, the National Environmental Education Foundation announced a $3 million grant from Toyota Motor Sales USA to help community groups that support parks and other public lands. The announcement was made at Fort McHenry here in Baltimore, with top federal environmental officials in attendance and students...
December 7, 2011
Laurel police report felonies, arrests and property crimes. Prince George's County police report violent crimes and property crime. City of Laurel Seventh Street, 900 block, Dec. 3. Laurel man, 36, reported two males grabbed him and ripped his pants pocket. After his wallet fell out, he was dragged down and punched in face before males fled with wallet. Washington Boulevard, 100 block, Dec. 2. Entry gained through door. Money taken. Spring House Lane, 9400 block, Dec. 2. No signs of forced entry.
August 23, 2011
Art Museum Drive Unit block, between 7:40 and 9:40 p.m. Aug. 16. LCD projector stolen from vehicle. West Belvedere Avenue 2400 block, between 9 and 1 p.m. Aug. 15. Red and black umbrella, cash stolen from metal cabinet in conference room at Sinai Hospital. North Calvert Street 3200 block, between 2:55 and 3:20 p.m. Aug. 15. Two bakcpacks, two laptops, two cellphone chargers among items stolen from vehicle. 2600 block, between 7 and 9 p.m. Aug. 14. Wallet, ID stolen from coffee table at group home, where victim was attending Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.