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.
October 25, 2012
Aberdeen Aberdeen police report: A brush fire was reported last Thursday at Route 715 and Hickory Drive. Someone broke a windshield on a vehicle Friday at West Bel Air Avenue and Baltimore Street. Money and medicine were stolen by a known suspect Friday in the 200 block of Schmechel Street. A purse was stolen at Goodwill on Friday. Juveniles were kicking pumpkins Friday in a yard in the 600 block of Holly Circle. A tire was stolen off a vehicle last Thursday at the MARC train station.
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.
September 11, 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 Baltimore Avenue, 14600 block, Sept. 9 Shoplifting theft. Fort Meade Road, 200 block, Sept. 8. Theft. Cherrywood Drive, 15000 block, Sept. 7. Burglary, forced entry. Dorset Road, 15700 block, Sept. 6. Motor vehicle theft. Olive Branch Way, 7200 block, Sept.
September 8, 2012
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office said this week that for the third straight year, serious crime in Carroll County has declined. The office cited the 2011 Crime in Maryland Report published recently by the Maryland State Police, which recorded a rate of 1.61 serious crimes per 100,000 residents during 2011 - the lowest rate since 1975. While incidents of robbery remained unchanged at 40, reports of murder, rape, aggravated assault, burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft - all of which fall under the "serious crime" category - all decreased compared to 2010 totals.
August 8, 2012
The city of Baltimore on Wednesday accepted about $600,000 in state grants for a variety of criminal justice initiatives. The grants will fund efforts to process charges for juveniles more quickly, develop a database of juvenile vehicle thefts, fund overtime for a gun trace task force and train investigators of sexual assaults. The city's spending panel, the Board of Estimates, approved the grants Wednesday. Sheryl Goldstein, who recently resigned as the director of the mayor's office of criminal justice, was frequently praised at City Hall for her ability to secure grants for police initiatives.